Identities at Work / Edition 1

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This edited volume on Identities at Work brings together international theory and empirical research that deals with continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labour market flexibility. Modern work processes in manufacturing and service organisations increasingly rely upon responsible and competent employees who are willing and able to engage in the tasks that their job requires and in continuous learning. That employees are able to engage in taking up new forms of responsibility and master complex work situations is, on the one hand, dependent upon employees’ skills and how well they are trained. On the other hand, it requires that employees identify with what they do and commit to their work and the performance of tasks.

By bringing together perspectives from sociology, psychology, organisational management and vocational education and training the contributions in this volume connect the debates of skills formation, human resources development and careers with individual’s work commitment and professional orientations in various ways. With this focus the volume presents a new research perspective based on an interdisciplinary and international approach. We argue that in times of globalisation and rapidly changing work realities such an approach is needed to better understand and analyse what is required to equip and prepare the workforce to meet international labour market demands. In this sense the publication shall serve as a useful resource to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of skills formation, human resources development and organisational management.

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List of Figures and Tables,- Contributors,- Introduction: A. Brown et all,- Part I: Vocational Identity in Theory and Empirical Research: Decomposing and Recomposing Occupational Identities – A Survey of Theoretical Concepts: FAME-Consortium,- The ‘Good’ Banker is Juggling with Three Balls: The Vocational Identity of Danish Bankers: M. Smistrup,- The Role of Developing a Vocational Identity for Women – the Example of Young Single German Mothers: G.Paul & U. Zybell.- The ‘Double’ Vocational Identity of the Working Population in the Greek Tourist Industry: N. Patiniotis & G. Prodromitis,- Vocational Education and Training – A European Perspective: F. Rauner,- Part II: Work and Personal Identity: Career Changes and Identity Continuities – A Contradiction?: S. Raeder & G. Grote,- Exercising Self Through Working Life: Learning, Work and Identity: S. Billett.- The Much Vaunted ‘Flexible Employee’ – What Does it Take?: S. Kirpal & A. Brown,- Part III: Work and Commitment: The Dynamics between Organisational Commitment and Professional Identity at Work: Y. Baruch & A. Cohen,- Apprentices’ Experiences of Occupational and Organisational Commitment. An Empirical Investigation in the German Automobile Industry: B. Haasler,- The Individualisation of Identification with Work in a European Perspective: S. Kirpal et all,- Work Identity in the Japanese Context: Stereotype and Reality: A. Ishikawa,- Part IV: Modern Work and the Creation of New Professional Identities: The Construction of a New Professional Self: A Critical Reading of the Curricula for Nurses and Computer Engineers in Norway: M. Nerland & K. Jensen,- US Efforts to Create a New Professional Identity for the Bioscience Industry: D. Finegold & R.Matousek,- Index of Subjects

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