The intelligent career framework as a basis for interdisciplinary inquiry

Parker, Polly, Khapova, Svetlana N. and Arthur, Michael B. (2009) The intelligent career framework as a basis for interdisciplinary inquiry. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 75 3: 291-302. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2009.04.001

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Author Parker, Polly
Khapova, Svetlana N.
Arthur, Michael B.
Title The intelligent career framework as a basis for interdisciplinary inquiry
Journal name Journal of Vocational Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-8791
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.04.001
Open Access Status
Volume 75
Issue 3
Start page 291
End page 302
Total pages 12
Editor Savickas, M. L.
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject C1
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
910402 Management
Abstract This paper examines how separate behavioral science disciplines can be brought together to more fully understand the dynamics of contemporary careers. We adopt one interdisciplinary framework – that of the “intelligent career” – and use it to examine how separate disciplinary approaches relate to one another. The intelligent career framework suggests careers unfold through three interdependent “ways of knowing” reflecting why, how and with whom people work. Breaking this framework down into six unidirectional links, we examine the contributions made by a variety of behavioral science approaches. Our review suggests that separate bodies of career-relevant theory reflect separate links from one way of knowing to another. We offer several lessons concerned with (a) the intelligent career framework; (b) evidence underlying separate theories; (c) differing definitions of career; (d) research methodologies; (e) time; and (f) interdependence among variables. We conclude with some ideas on how to better promote future interdisciplinary careers research.
Keyword Career
Interdisciplinary inquiry
Intelligent careers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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