Internet odysseys: Linking web roles to career and community investments

DeFillippi, Robert J., Arthur, Michael B. and Parker, Polly (2003) Internet odysseys: Linking web roles to career and community investments. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 14 5: 751-767. doi:10.1080/0958519032000080785

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Author DeFillippi, Robert J.
Arthur, Michael B.
Parker, Polly
Title Internet odysseys: Linking web roles to career and community investments
Journal name The International Journal of Human Resource Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0958-5192
Publication date 2003-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0958519032000080785
Volume 14
Issue 5
Start page 751
End page 767
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Routledge Journals
Language eng
Subject 1503 Business and Management
Formatted abstract
This paper examines a new kind of career odyssey, namely that into the relatively uncharted territory of the world wide web. It extends recent ideas about personal and communal career investments by exploring people's web-enabled career behaviour, based on Tapscott et al.'s (2000) typology of web roles. MBA students completed a preliminary career exploration instrument and then met in different focus groups according to the web role with which each student most identified. The reported career investments varied depending on the web role involved. An attempt was made to corroborate these findings through practitioner interviews, but there were problems in reconciling the two kinds of data. The implications of these findings are discussed, and a series of observations is offered concerning the further study of the increasingly virtual journeys anticipated for careers of the future.
Keyword Career capital
Web capital
Career communities
Web roles
Career investments
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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