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Choosing a career in management: an interdisciplinary multicultural perspective

Ayala Malach‐Pines (Department of Business Administration, School of Management, Ben‐Gurion University, Beer‐Sheva, Israel)
Mustafa F. Özbilgin (University of East Anglia, Norwich Business School, Norwich, UK)
Ronald Burke (Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 4 July 2008




The purpose of this paper is to introduce the papers in this special issue and some issues surrounding choosing management as a career. A jointly developed questionnaire is also presented.


The paper is descriptive in nature.


It is crucial for researchers and practitioners to expand their perspectives to include other cultures and other theoretical perspectives beyond those offered by traditional vocational choice theories.


Understanding the antecedents, correlates and consequences of people's vocational choice to become managers will not only help researchers and practitioners and benefit managers, but will improve the understanding of career choice in general.



Malach‐Pines, A., Özbilgin, M.F. and Burke, R. (2008), "Choosing a career in management: an interdisciplinary multicultural perspective", Career Development International, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 285-290.



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