This is a revised version of a paper included in the symposium ‘Unpacking and Reconceptualizing Career Success’ of the Academy of Management Meeting, Denver, 12 August 2002.
Career success in a boundaryless career world†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Special Issue: Reconceptualizing Career Success
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 177–202, March 2005
How to Cite
Arthur, M. B., Khapova, S. N. and Wilderom, C. P. M. (2005), Career success in a boundaryless career world. J. Organiz. Behav., 26: 177–202. doi: 10.1002/job.290
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 APR 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 14 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2003
This paper compares contemporary career theory with the theory applied in recent career success research. The research makes inconsistent use of career theory, and in particular neglects the interdependence of the objective and subjective careers, and ‘boundaryless career’ issues of inter-organizational mobility and extra-organizational support. The paper offers new guidelines for bringing about a rapprochement between career theory and career success research. These guidelines cover adequacy of research designs, further dimensions of career success, broader peer group comparisons, deeper investigation of the subjectively driven person, and seeing new connections between boundaryless career theory and career success research. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.