New publication by Prof. Dr. Andresen and colleagues on the influence of career-related human potential of a society on career goals and proactive career behaviour of employees

Careers exist in a social context that offers both limitations and opportunities for career actors. Prof. Dr. Andresen and colleagues show that career goals and behaviour are not defined by individuals alone, but vary systematically between societies. The societal differences are measured by the newly created 'career-related human potential composite', which includes e.g. gender inequality and GNI. The lower the career-related human potential of a society (i.e. the lower the possibility to live a long and healthy life, to acquire knowledge, to enjoy an adequate standard of living, to participate in the life of the community), the more important the career goal of 'financial success' is for the employees and the more proactively they create their career. Although financial success is the most important and universal career goal worldwide, the data show that its importance is not the same everywhere.

The article "Careers in Context: An International Study of Career Goals as Mesostructure Between Societies' Career-Related Human Potential and Proactive Career Behavior" was published in the Human Resource Management Journal.


Contributing authors:
Maike Andresen, Eleni Apospori, Hugh Gunz, Pamela Agata Suzanne, Mami Taniguchi, Evgenia I. Lysova, Ifedapo Adeleye, Olusegun Babalola, Silvia Bagdadli, Rhoda Bakuwa, Biljana Bogićević Milikić, Janine Bosak, Jon P. Briscoe, Jong‐Seok Cha, Katharina Chudzikowski, Richard Cotton, Silvia Dello Russo, Michael Dickmann, Nicky Dries, Anders Dysvik, Petra Eggenhofer‐Rehart, Zhangfeng Fei, Sonia Ferencikova, Martina Gianecchini, Martin Gubler, Denisa Hackett, Douglas T. Hall, Denise Jepsen, Kadriye Övgü Çakmak‐Otluoğlu, Robert Kaše, Svetlana Khapova, Najung Kim, Mila Lazarova, Philip Lehmann, Sergio Madero, Debbie Mandel, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Chikae Naito, Ana D. Nikodijević, Emma Parry, Astrid Reichel, Paula Liliana Rozo Posada, Noreen Saher, Richa Saxena, Nanni Schleicher, Yan Shen, Florian Schramm, Adam Smale, Julie Unite, Marijke Verbruggen and Jelena Zikic.

You can access the full article via the following DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12247