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Labour-market flexibility and individual careers : a comparative study

Author: Simone Kirpal
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: UNESCO-UNEVOC book series, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With labour markets across the world and even in social democratic Europe in a state of unprecedented flux, this exhaustive study addresses the problem of how to balance job market demands, personal career interests and private life becomes a central issue for millions of employees. So how do modern work and employment arrangements restructure individual careers and what is required of individuals in order to manage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Kirpal
ISBN: 9400702337 9789400702332 9400702345 9789400702349 9781283086011 1283086018
OCLC Number: 704395488
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 271 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction --
4 1.1 Research Context.- 8 1.2 Research Question --
16 1.3 Methodological Approach --
18 1.3.1 Frameworks of Reference --
18 1.3.2 Research Steps and Selection of Participants --
22 1.3.3 Interview Method and Data Analysis --
23 2. Skills and Labour Markets in Germany and the UK --
26 2.1 Introduction --
26 2.2 Skills and Labour Markets in Germany --
30 2.3 Skills and Labour Markets in the UK --
34 2.4 Flexibility, Mobility, Employability --
38 2.4.1 Flexibility --
39 2.4.2 Mobility and Commitment --
41 2.4.3 Employability --
44 2.5 From 'Skills' to 'Competences' --
49 2.6 Reflections --
55 3. Work and Career Orientations of Nurses --
59 3.1 Introduction --
59 3.2 Description of the Nursing Sample --
61 3.3 Background and Sectoral Context --
70 3.4 Modes of Flexibility and Learning Demands --
78 3.5 Work and Career Orientations of Nurses --
84 3.6 The Role of Learning, Skills and Professional Development --
103 3.7 The Role of Peers and Practice Communities --
116 3.8 Conclusions --
118 4. Work and Career Orientations of IT technicians --
118 4.1 Description of the IT Sample --
118 4.2 Background and Sectoral Context --
118 4.3 Modes of Flexibility and Learning Demands --
118 4.4 Work and Career Orientations of IT technicians --
118 4.5 The Role of Learning, Skills and Professional Development --
118 4.6 The Role of Peers and Practice Communities --
118 4.7 Conclusions --
118 5. Reflections on Empirical Findings --
118 5.1 Nurses and IT technicians-summary of empirical findings --
118 5.2 German and UK labour markets-opportunities and constraints --
118 6. Key Issues and Dominant Themes --
118 6.1 Control and agency in modern work contexts --
118 6.2 Creating coherent career narratives and identity continuities --
118 6.2.1 The notion of 'identity' --
118 6.2.2 Work-related identities --
118 6.2.3 Creating work-related identity continuities --
118 6.3 Tensions between careers, skill profiles and work identity --
118 6.3.1 Developing specialist or general skills or both?- 118 6.3.2 Skills and individual careers --
118 7. Conclusions --
118 8. References 118 Annexes Appendix I: Methods.
Series Title: UNESCO-UNEVOC book series, v. 13.
Responsibility: by Simone R. Kirpal.

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