Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives

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SAGE, Jul 7, 2006 - Business & Economics - 319 pages
Understanding Careers: The Metaphors of Working Lives uses a unique framework of nine archetypal metaphors to encapsulate the field of career studies. Using an easy-to-read style, author Kerr Inkson examines key concepts, illustrating them with over 50 authentic career cases, to build an excellent bridge between theory and “real life.”

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Kerr Inkson is Professor of Management at the University of Otago, Visiting Professor of Management at Victoria University of Wellington, and Honorary Research Fellow at Massey University, all in New Zealand. He has a PhD from the University of Otago. Since commencing his academic work in the 1960s Kerr has had a distinguished career in management studies and organizational behavior, and has worked at a number of business schools in the New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Since the early 1990s his research has focused on careers, and he published The New Careers (co-authored by Michael B Arthur and Judith K Pringle) with Sage in 1999. Other recent books include Management: New Zealand Perspectives (third edition, Prentice-Hall, 2002, co-authored with Darl Kolb) and Cultural Intelligence (Berrett-Koehler, 2004, co-authored with David C. Thomas). He is author of several other books and over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, many of them on career themes. In 2005-6 he was Chair of the Careers Division, Academy of Management.

Website: http://www.commerce.otago.ac.nz/mgmt/staff/kinkson.htm
Email: kinkson@business.otago.ac.nz.

Kerr Inkson is Professor of Management at the University of Otago, Visiting Professor of Management at Victoria University of Wellington, and Honorary Research Fellow at Massey University, all in New Zealand. He has a PhD from the University of Otago. Since commencing his academic work in the 1960s Kerr has had a distinguished career in management studies and organizational behavior, and has worked at a number of business schools in the New Zealand, the UK, and the USA. Since the early 1990s his research has focused on careers, and he published The New Careers (co-authored by Michael B Arthur and Judith K Pringle) with Sage in 1999. Other recent books include Management: New Zealand Perspectives (third edition, Prentice-Hall, 2002, co-authored with Darl Kolb) and Cultural Intelligence (Berrett-Koehler, 2004, co-authored with David C. Thomas). He is author of several other books and over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters, many of them on career themes. In 2005-6 he was Chair of the Careers Division, Academy of Management.

Website: http: //www.commerce.otago.ac.nz/mgmt/staff/kinkson.htm
Email: kinkson@business.otago.ac.nz.

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