Careers in Organizations

Authored by: John Arnold , Laurie Cohen

Handbook of Vocational Psychology

Print publication date:  May  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415808170
eBook ISBN: 9780203143209
Adobe ISBN: 9781136500008


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There have been many calls to extend our understandings of career development beyond the boundaries of the organization (e.g., Arthur, Inkson, and Pringle, 1999; Hall, 2002). Indeed, this handbook is just one of many works that vividly illustrate the reach of the career concept, transcending work organizations and including domestic, educational, and leisure spheres. However, in this chapter we pay attention to organizational contexts. We examine and review some of the ways in which the relationship between individuals and organizations have been theorized, and the role of career in this dynamic interplay.

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