The Dynamics of Organisational and Non-organisational Career in Vietnam Career Ecosystem

Hang Tran, Yehuda Baruch, Hong Bui

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2017
EventAcademy of Management - Atlanta, Chicago, USA United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018


ConferenceAcademy of Management
Abbreviated titleAOM
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
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