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Recent graduates in the aftermath of the Crisis - A struggle between high expectations and crushing realities

Wiederkehr, Florian; Juozokaite, Auste and Stoffers, Saschia Sadhana (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Using qualitative interviews with twenty recent graduates, this study explores how participants understand and experience career in the aftermath of the crisis. Overall, this study suggests that several dominant theories and practical storylines surrounding notions of career and career development present a static view that fails to take important contexts into account. We aim to provide a deeper view by focusing on two contexts: Generational and economic.
We outline two primary findings within this study. First we argue that recent graduates struggle between two understandings of career: traditional discourses, where career is seen as static and devoid of private concerns and, another understanding of career, which is more related to the... (More)
Using qualitative interviews with twenty recent graduates, this study explores how participants understand and experience career in the aftermath of the crisis. Overall, this study suggests that several dominant theories and practical storylines surrounding notions of career and career development present a static view that fails to take important contexts into account. We aim to provide a deeper view by focusing on two contexts: Generational and economic.
We outline two primary findings within this study. First we argue that recent graduates struggle between two understandings of career: traditional discourses, where career is seen as static and devoid of private concerns and, another understanding of career, which is more related to the alternative discourses, where career is dynamic, more complex and influenced by more factors than just the individual. Second we believe that these two different understandings are shaped by the discourses surrounding the generation and economic contexts. (Less)
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author
Wiederkehr, Florian; Juozokaite, Auste and Stoffers, Saschia Sadhana
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
career, career understanding, career discourses, career experience, recent graduates, financial crisis, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1981842
date added to LUP
2011-06-01
date last changed
2012-04-02 19:07:54
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  abstract     = {Using qualitative interviews with twenty recent graduates, this study explores how participants understand and experience career in the aftermath of the crisis. Overall, this study suggests that several dominant theories and practical storylines surrounding notions of career and career development present a static view that fails to take important contexts into account. We aim to provide a deeper view by focusing on two contexts: Generational and economic.
We outline two primary findings within this study. First we argue that recent graduates struggle between two understandings of career: traditional discourses, where career is seen as static and devoid of private concerns and, another understanding of career, which is more related to the alternative discourses, where career is dynamic, more complex and influenced by more factors than just the individual. Second we believe that these two different understandings are shaped by the discourses surrounding the generation and economic contexts.},
  author       = {Wiederkehr, Florian and Juozokaite, Auste and Stoffers, Saschia Sadhana},
  keyword      = {career,career understanding,career discourses,career experience,recent graduates,financial crisis,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Recent graduates in the aftermath of the Crisis - A struggle between high expectations and crushing realities},
  year         = {2011},
}