This chapter explores the emergent field of study of comparative careers. The authors point to examples that illustrate relevant current research, providing definitions of key concepts and examples of comparative analyses in studies of individual careers and organisational career management. Survey results from two leading-edge career-related research projects are presented to illustrate current trends in the field.
Mila Lazarova, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Jon Briscoe, Michael Dickmann, Douglas T. Hall and Emma Parry
Emma Parry, Michael Dickmann, Julie Unite, Yan Shen and Jon Briscoe
Emma Parry, Julie Unite, Katharina Chudzikowski, Jon P Briscoe and Yan Shen
Peter Urwin and Emma Parry
This chapter draws upon existing research in order to examine the current state of knowledge in relation to age and careers. In doing this, it examines the process of the career and how this might develop across the life course, but also investigates the impact on age on individuals’ conceptalizations of career success and on individual preferences for career outcomes. The chapter seeks to synthesize what is a somewhat disparate literature in order to identify the practical implications of what is already known about age and careers and to suggest areas for future research.