English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Career Entrepreneurship Konstantin Korotov; Svetlana Khapova; Michael B. Arthur

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Title
  • Career Entrepreneurship
Author
  • Konstantin Korotov
  • Svetlana Khapova
  • Michael B. Arthur
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • This paper introduces a fresh phenomenon, that of "career entrepreneurship," which we argue is becoming increasingly adopted by individuals in order for them to succeed in the contemporary, global world of work. At its core, career entrepreneurship involves breaking widely accepted assumptions about careers in terms of age, level of education, gender, life stage, cultural or socio-economic background, etc. This behavior also involves the pursuit of opportunities in one's career beyond the resources perceived to be directly controlled by or accessible to other career actors. The paper begins by examining how this concept relates to other career and related behavioral phenomena. Next, it examines the career investments career entrepreneurs make in order to succeed. Among these are doing what others do not dare to do, using unusual connections, going for new fields and operating in transitional environments. The paper concludes by offering a set of research propositions which can guide further development of the concept. They include the relationships between career entrepreneurship and (a) career success, (b) life-stages, and (c) contexts.
  • career entrepreneurship, career success, career investments, three ways of knowing
  • RePEc:esm:wpaper:esmt-08-009
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  • English
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