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Title Identities at work / edited by Alan Brown, Simone Kirpal and Felix Rauner
Published Dordrecht : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xix, 406 pages) : illustrations
Series Technical and vocational education and training series ; v. 5
UNESCO-UNEVOC book series ; 5.
Contents Vocational Identity in Theory and Empirical Research -- Decomposing and Recomposing Occupational Identities--A Survey of Theoretical Concepts -- Tensions in the Vocational Identity of Danish Bankers / Morten Smistrup -- The Role of Developing a Vocational Identity for Women--The Example of Young Single German Mothers / Gwendolyn Paul and Uta Zybell -- The 'Double' Vocational Identity of the Working Population in the Greek Tourist Industry / Nikitas Patiniotis and Gerasimos Prodromitis -- Vocational Education and Training--A European Perspective / Felix Rauner -- Work and Personal Identity -- Career Changes and Identity Continuities--A Contradiction? / Sabine Raeder and Gudela Grote -- Exercising Self Through Working Life: Learning, Work and Identity / Stephen Billett -- The Much Vaunted 'Flexible Employee'--What Does it Take? / Simone Kirpal and Alan Brown -- Work and Commitment -- The Dynamics Between Organisational Commitment and Professional Identity Formation at Work / Yehuda Baruch and Aaron Cohen -- Apprentices' Experiences of Occupational and Organisational Commitment: An Empirical Investigation in a German Automobile Company / Bernd Haasler -- The Individualisation of Identification with Work in a European Perspective / Simone Kirpal, Alan Brown and M'Hamed Dif -- Work Identity in the Japanese Context: Stereotype and Reality / Akihiro Ishikawa -- Modern Work and the Creation of New Professional Identities -- The Construction of a New Professional Self: A Critical Reading of the Curricula for Nurses and Computer Engineers in Norway / Monika Nerland and Karen Jensen -- US Efforts to Create a New Professional Identity for the Bioscience Industry / David Finegold and Robert Matousek
Summary This edited volume on Identities at Work brings together international theory and empirical research that deals with continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labour market flexibility. Modern work processes in manufacturing and service organisations increasingly rely upon responsible and competent employees who are willing and able to engage in the tasks that their job requires and in continuous learning. That employees are able to engage in taking up new forms of responsibility and master complex work situations is, on the one hand, dependent upon employees' skills and how well they are trained. On the other hand, it requires that employees identify with what they do and commit to their work and the performance of tasks. By bringing together perspectives from sociology, psychology, organisational management and vocational education and training the contributions in this volume connect the debates of skills formation, human resources development and careers with individual's work commitment and professional orientations in various ways. With this focus the volume presents a new research perspective based on an interdisciplinary and international approach. We argue that in times of globalisation and rapidly changing work realities such an approach is needed to better understand and analyse what is required to equip and prepare the workforce to meet international labour market demands. In this sense the publication shall serve as a useful resource to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of skills formation, human resources development and organisational management
Analysis onderwijs
interdisciplinair onderzoek
interdisciplinary research
personnel management
vocational training
beroepsopleiding (hoger)
professional education
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
Education (General)
Onderwijs (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Industrial sociology.
Identity (Psychology)
Work -- Psychological aspects.
Self Concept
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Identity (Psychology)
Industrial sociology
Work -- Psychological aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, Alan (Alan John), 1950-
Kirpal, Simone.
Rauner, Felix.
International Project on Technical and Vocational Education.
LC no. 2007416696
ISBN 9781402049897