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The why, what and how of career research: a review and recommendations for future study

The why, what and how of career research: a review and recommendations for future study
The why, what and how of career research: a review and recommendations for future study

Purpose: The field of careers studies is complex and fragmented. The aim of this paper is to detail why it is important to study careers, what we study and how we study key issues in this evolving field. Design/methodology/approach: Key theories, concepts and models are briefly reviewed to lay the groundwork for offering an agenda for future research. Findings: The authors recommend ten key directions for future research and offer specific questions for further study. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to the development of the theoretical underpinning of career studies. Practical implications: The authors hope that the proposed agenda for future research will help advance the field and encourage more research on understudied, but important, topics. Originality/value: This paper presents a comprehensive view of research on contemporary careers.

Career studies, Careers, Contemporary careers, Future research agenda
1362-0436
135-159
Baruch, Yehuda
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Sullivan, Sherry E.
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Sullivan, Sherry E.
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Baruch, Yehuda and Sullivan, Sherry E. (2022) The why, what and how of career research: a review and recommendations for future study. Career Development International, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print), 135-159. (doi:10.1108/CDI-10-2021-0251).

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Purpose: The field of careers studies is complex and fragmented. The aim of this paper is to detail why it is important to study careers, what we study and how we study key issues in this evolving field. Design/methodology/approach: Key theories, concepts and models are briefly reviewed to lay the groundwork for offering an agenda for future research. Findings: The authors recommend ten key directions for future research and offer specific questions for further study. Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to the development of the theoretical underpinning of career studies. Practical implications: The authors hope that the proposed agenda for future research will help advance the field and encourage more research on understudied, but important, topics. Originality/value: This paper presents a comprehensive view of research on contemporary careers.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 January 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 25 January 2022
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited. Copyright: Copyright 2022 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: Career studies, Careers, Contemporary careers, Future research agenda

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Local EPrints ID: 455180
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455180
ISSN: 1362-0436
PURE UUID: 7cd8b836-dc7b-4a4a-86f9-a2beefe5b7bb
ORCID for Yehuda Baruch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0678-6273

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Date deposited: 14 Mar 2022 17:43
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:09

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Author: Yehuda Baruch ORCID iD
Author: Sherry E. Sullivan

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