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An assemblage theoretic perspective on a career in progress

Eileen Fischer (Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Journal of Historical Research in Marketing

ISSN: 1755-750X

Article publication date: 7 June 2019

Issue publication date: 11 July 2019




The aim of this paper is to provide an advanced understanding of the dynamics of a scholarly career.


An assemblage of a theoretic lens was adopted to help make sense of how the focal scholar came to have certain capacities and characteristics and how these evolved over time.


The critical determinants of the capacities of this scholar have arisen from intersections with the institutions she has been a part of and individuals with whom she has been privileged to interact.


This paper is the first to adapt an assemblage theoretic lens to make sense of a professional’s career accomplishments and trajectory and to draw inferences for career management from this perspective.



Fischer, E. (2019), "An assemblage theoretic perspective on a career in progress", Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 35-50.



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