At the crossroads of agency and communion: Defining the shared career

Silviya Svejenova, Luis Vives, José Luis Alvarez

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This article extends the predominant depiction of careers as individual undertakings and advances insights on collective careers. It defines the shared career as the co-evolving sequence of work collaboration and jointly pursued career opportunities by two or more career actors. It proposes that this new career construct mixes agency and communion. Furthermore, it conceptualizes a life cycle model of shared careers, using supporting illustrations. Finally, it articulates how focusing on shared careers could open up avenues for the advancement of research on boundaryless careers.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)707-725
Nombre de pàgines19
RevistaJournal of Organizational Behavior
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de jul. 2010
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