chapter  3
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The 5C Project: Our Story and Our Research

ByJon P. Briscoe, Katharina Chudzikowski, Barbara Demel, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Julie Unite

The Collaboration for the Cross-Cultural Study of Contemporary Careers, or “5C” project, began with ambitious goals (which remain) but has reshaped itself from time to time to meet the demands and opportunities of the research. Why we did the research, who we are and how we did the research are part of a closely intertwined story. In this chapter we will tell the story of the 5C group and project as well as our methodological design and decision making. For other researchers and international project teams, we feel that the informal information about our group process is as important as our formal decisions and outcomes.