Introduction to the Book Review section

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 3 April 2007



Rabinowitz, S. (2007), "Introduction to the Book Review section", Career Development International, Vol. 12 No. 2.



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Introduction to the Book Review section

This issue of Career Development International brings with it a new section focusing on book reviews. This section will appear on an occasional basis, in part dictated by your suggestions as readers of the journal. There have clearly been many books published centering on career issues with few outlets specifically addressing this population of publications. The request of the editor, Yehuda Baruch, was that I try to make this section theme-centered, whenever possible, covering multiple books. For instance, the reviews in this edition cover a subset of books in the area of work-family-life integration captured from theoretical, empirical, and case study perspectives. The additional consideration on my part was that relatively recent books (2005-present) be reviewed. Future reviews will continue this basic approach. In cases where multiple books on a theme are discussed, I will try to capture the basic approach and key points of each book, indicating where they might make unique contributions to our readership of researchers, instructors, and practitioners. I welcome your suggestions for themes and books to be considered. My e-mail address is

Samuel Rabinowitz(PhD, Michigan State University) is currently an Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Special Projects at the School of Business, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA. He is a past chairperson of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. His work on topics such as job involvement, career stages, and work-family conflict has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, and Journal of Vocational Behavior, among others.

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