Career Creativity: Explorations in the Remaking of Work

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How does one combine a challenging career with creativity? This book answers that question. Career Creativity explores different models of careers and creativity and the necessity for it. It is broken into four sections of study; 'Creative Careers Observed', 'Creative Careers Enacted', Careers in Creative Industries' and 'Careers Creating Industries'. This volume links these two ideals with key examples from various professions, countries and industries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199248711
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

London Business School

Suffolk University, Boston

both at London Business School

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
1 Introducing Career Creativity 1
Pt. I Creative Careers Observed 13
2 Thinking Creatively about Careers: The Use of Metaphor 15
3 Paths to Creativity for Knowledge-Intensive Workers 35
4 Chalk Lines, Open Borders, Glass Walls, and Frontiers: Careers and Creativity 58
5 Designing Creative Careers and Creative Lives through Reduced-Load Work Arrangements 77
Pt. II Creative Careers Enacted 101
6 CareerCraft: Engaging with, Energizing, and Empowering Career Creativity 105
7 Creativity in Contract Workers' Careers 123
8 Creative Resilience and the Mastery of Career Adversity 142
9 Career Creativity as Protein Identity Transformation 159
Pt. III Careers in Creative Industries 181
10 Symbiotic Careers in Movie Making: Pedro and Agustin Almodovar 183
11 Signaling Expertise: How Signals Shape Careers in Creative Industries 209
12 Boundaryless Careers in Entertainment: Executive Women's Experiences 229
Pt. IV Careers Creating Industries 255
13 How Chaotic Careers Create Orderly Fields 257
14 Careers Creating Industries: Some Early Evidence from the Biotechnology Industry 280
15 Career Creativity to Industry Influence: A Blueprint for the Knowledge Economy? 298
16 Staying Creative about Careers 314
Name Index 333
Subject Index 343
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