Personal agency and organisational attachment: A career capital perspective

I’ve just published a new paper in the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling with Cathy Brown and Tracey Wond. It is called personal agency and organisational attachment: A career capital perspective and it looks at the different approaches that workers use to manage and deploy their career capital within organisations.

We argue that despite the fact that role transitions occur frequently within organisations career theories have often overlooked such transitions. In the article we use a case study and interviews with 36 managers to explore the role of personal agency and organisational attachment in shaping the way that workers use their career career capital inside of organisations.

We propose a new career capital usage typology which groups workers as follows: Passive Worker, Company Worker, Political Worker and Career Worker.

We argue that type varies in accordance with levels of personal agency and organisational attachment and that this variation in type is particularly important during intra-organisational role transitions.

I hope that you enjoy the paper. I’ll do my best to share an open access version ASAP, but in the meantime we have 50 free copies to give way.

50 free copies – Personal agency and organisational attachment: A career capital perspective

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