Employing the career ecosystem theory, this study offers a multi-disciplinary based understanding of career mobility in the context of an emerging economy. It examines different aspects of organizational and non-organizational career dynamics in contemporary career context via 83 semi-structured interviews from various occupations and employment status to offer an integrated framework of career mobility and its boundaries. Particularly, the role of agency in the way career evolve and multiple approaches that individuals plan and manage careers dynamics is discussed. The findings show that motivation layers and career goal continuum are main predictors of the interplay between organizational and non-organizational careers. Multiple modes of movement across organizational and non-organizational career lead to variations in individual career path. The theoretical triangulation enables to not only offer a unique contribution to career dynamics but also address several biases in agency contemporary career and entrepreneurship literature.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2017|
|Event||Academy of Management - Atlanta, Chicago, USA United States|
Duration: 10 Aug 2018 → 14 Aug 2018
|Conference||Academy of Management|
|Country/Territory||USA United States|
|Period||10/08/18 → 14/08/18|