The Routledge Companion to Career Studies is an in-depth reference for researchers, students, and practitioners looking for a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of career studies. Split into five parts, the volume looks at major areas of research within career studies and reflects on the latest developments in the areas of theory, empirical studies, and methodology.

The book's five parts cover (1) major theoretical and methodological debates and approaches to studying careers; (2) careers as dynamic, ongoing processes covering such issues as time, shaping careers, career outcomes and patterns, and the forces shaping careers; (3) the local, national, and global context of careers, (4) implementing career research to design practical interventions in areas such as education, counseling, and national policy; and (5) a commentary on the current state of career scholarship and its future development as represented in this volume, by founding scholars in the field.

This book will be a sourcebook for scholars studying careers, research students intending to take up the study of careers, and anyone – scholars and practitioners – with an interest not only in understanding careers, the factors shaping them and where they lead, but also in how this understanding might be used in practice.

chapter 1|7 pages

Career studies

A continuing journey
ByHugh Gunz, Mila Lazarova, Wolfgang Mayrhofer

part Part I|99 pages

Studying careers

chapter 2|14 pages

The concept of career and the field(s) of career studies

ByHugh Gunz, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Mila Lazarova

chapter 3|17 pages

Bridging micro and macro

An interdisciplinary review of theories used in career studies
ByGina Dokko, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Roxana Barbulescu

chapter 4|17 pages

New horizons

What we can learn from career’s travels in different disciplinary lands
ByLaurie Cohen, Joanne Duberley

chapter 5|16 pages

On the agency/structure debate in careers research

A bridge over troubled water
ByThomas M. Schneidhofer, Johanna Hofbauer, Ahu Tatli

chapter 6|15 pages

Diversity as a perspective on career

ByJudith K. Pringle, Barbara Myers, Margie Elley-Brown, Lynette Reid

chapter 7|18 pages

Methodologies in organizational career research

Past, present, and future
ByRobert Kaše, Ivan Župić, Eva Repovš, Anders Dysvik

part Part II|164 pages

Developing careers

chapter 8|17 pages

Time is of the essence

The temporal dimension of careers
ByWolfgang Mayrhofer, Hugh Gunz

chapter 9|15 pages

From occupational choice to career crafting

ByAns De Vos, Jos Akkermans, Beatrice Van der Heijden

chapter 10|19 pages

Individual career outcomes

Conceptual and methodological concerns in the study of career success
ByNicky Dries

chapter 11|18 pages

Individual difference antecedents of career outcomes

ByPeter A. Heslin, Markus Latzke

chapter 12|21 pages

External factors shaping careers

ByTracy Anderson, Matthew Bidwell, Forrest Briscoe

chapter 13|18 pages

Mentorship and developmental networks

ByNikos Bozionelos

chapter 14|23 pages

Organizational career management outcomes

ByMaike Andresen

chapter 15|14 pages

Career patterns

ByKatja Dlouhy, Claartje J. Vinkenburg, Torsten Biemann

chapter 16|17 pages

The dark sides of organizational careers

ByYoav Vardi, Itai Vardi

part Part III|55 pages

Contextualizing careers

chapter 17|18 pages

Multilevel career analysis in the film industry and professional service firms

Exploring the roles of relations and institutions in bounding careers
ByFrans Bévort, Iben Sandal Stjerne

chapter 18|17 pages

Careers across countries

ByJon P. Briscoe, Michael Dickmann, Emma Parry

chapter 19|18 pages

From global work experiences to global careers

A review and future research agenda
ByKevin McKouen, Margaret A. Shaffer, B. Sebastian Reiche

part Part IV|71 pages

Implementing career research; interventions

chapter 20|15 pages

Career counseling

ByAndreas Hirschi, Ariane Froidevaux

chapter 21|19 pages

Teaching and learning about careers

ByMonica Higgins, Priscilla Claman

chapter 22|17 pages

HRM/organizational career management systems and practices

BySilvia Bagdadli, Martina Gianecchini

chapter 23|18 pages

Policy issues in careers

The case of internal migration in China
ByMarina A. Schmitz, Soo Min Toh

part Part V|20 pages


chapter 24|4 pages

Two modest ideas for future research on careers

ByDouglas T. (Tim) Hall

chapter 25|3 pages

Toward a work-home perspective on career studies

ByJeffrey H. Greenhaus

chapter 26|11 pages

The past, present and future of 21st-century careers

ByGerard A. Callanan, Maury A. Peiperl, Michael B. Arthur