Quotation Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra, Latzke, Markus, Schiffinger, Michael, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang. 2015. So many roads to take - Career patterns of Austrian business school graduates. Paper presented at the Symposium on Applying Sequence Analysis in Career & HRM Research - Taking It to the Next Level (Winner of the Best Career Division Symposium Award). 75th Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Kanada, 07.08.-11.08.


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Advocates of non-traditional career concepts assume heterogeneity and multi-directionality of contemporary careers (Baruch, 2004). This reflects, it is argued, new forms of careers labeled as post-corporate (Peiperl & Baruch, 1997), protean (Hall, 1996), spiral or transitory (Brousseau, Driver, Eneroth, & Larson, 1996), or boundaryless (Arthur & Rousseau, 1996a), and a radical decline of traditional organizational careers (e.g., Arthur & Rousseau, 1996b). Other researchers take a more skeptical stance (Inkson, Gunz, Ganesh, & Roper, 2012; Rodrigues & Guest, 2010). For instance, interorganizational mobility does not seem to have increased in France or Germany (Dany, 2003; Kattenbach et al., 2014). Likewise, Biemann, Fasang, & Grunow (2011) conclude the alleged decrease in career stability to be overrated. These divergent views show that empirical evidence on persisting or emerging career patterns, be they traditional or new, remains scarce, in particular outside North America (see also Inkson et al., 2012). Adding to work on career sequences of several special groups like IT workforce (Joseph, Fong Boh, Ang, & Slaughter, 2012), expatriates (Andresen & Biemann, 2013) or top management team members (Biemann & Wolf, 2009), our paper provides empirical evidence to the question whether the contemporary career patterns are actually different from those in previous years and decades by elucidating patterns that have been unfolding over time in Austria in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s. In particular, we look at variations in career patterns, cohort and gender differences, and relations between career patterns and career outcomes.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title So many roads to take - Career patterns of Austrian business school graduates. Paper presented at the Symposium on Applying Sequence Analysis in Career & HRM Research - Taking It to the Next Level (Winner of the Best Career Division Symposium Award)
Event 75th Academy of Management Meeting
Year 2015
Date 07.08.-11.08
Country Canada
Location Vancouver, BC

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Change in managerial careers? A longitudinal analysis
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Eggenhofer-Rehart, Petra (Details)
Latzke, Markus (Details)
Schiffinger, Michael (Details)
Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
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Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
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