Careers as repositories of knowledge: A new perspective on boundaryless careers
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 325–344, July 1994
How to Cite
Bird, A. (1994), Careers as repositories of knowledge: A new perspective on boundaryless careers. J. Organiz. Behav., 15: 325–344. doi: 10.1002/job.4030150404
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2006
This paper argues for a reconceptualization of careers as repositories of knowledge. Careers are visualized as accumulation of information and knowledge rather than simply progressions of work experiences. This definition is considered in light of theories which characterize organizations as knowledge creators. The paper then applies this perspective to the emerging phenomenon of boundaryless careers and concludes that a knowledge perspective provides significant insight into the implications of such careers for individuals and organizations.