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The Kaleidoscope Career Model

Mainiero, Lisa, Sullivan, Sherry, & Terjesen, Siri A. (2008) The Kaleidoscope Career Model. In Torres-Coronas, Teresa & Arias-Oliva, Mario (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM. Information Science Reference.

Abstract

This chapter briefly reviews the concept of the Kaleidoscope Career, defining its key parameters of authenticity, balance and challenge as well as the Alpha and Beta Kaleidoscope Career patterns. Using the metaphor of a kaleidoscope, we suggest that individuals rearrange the different aspects of their lives to form different career patterns based on the individual's particular situation at that point in time. The model recognizes the influence of gender upon career decision making, arguing that career transitions are the usually the result of a combination of push and pull factors. Additionally, this chapter discusses the implications of the model for the study of entrepreneurship and generational differences among workers.

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ID Code: 5522
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author s.terjesen@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Terjesen, Siri Entrepreneurship Gender Career decisions
ISBN: 9781599048833
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Information Science Reference
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:34

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