Career Development International: Volume 24 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Sustainable Career and Innovation During Manufacturing Transformation

Guest Editors: Tachia Chin, Hao Jiao, I.M. Jawahar

Time to take corporate innovation initiatives: The consequence of safety accidents in China’s manufacturing industry

Ruiju Yang, Wei Zhu, Dora Marinova, Jiuchang Wei

A bad safety accident at a manufacturing company usually results in casualties and economic losses. The company affected by such an accident must deal with pressure from multiple…

The role of psychological capital in employee creativity

Xiaofen Yu, Donghua Li, Chia-Han Tsai, Chunhsien Wang

The purpose of this paper is to examine the roles of four distinct but related aspects of psychological capital – optimism, hope, self-efficacy and resilience – in facilitating…


How and when environmental regulation induces middle managers’ proactive behavior

Haixu Bao, Haizhen (Jane) Wang, Chenglin Sun

The purpose of this paper is to explore how middle managers respond to the career challenges caused by environmental regulation. In particular, this paper examines whether…

The effects of employee stock ownership plans on career development in a new era: Evidence from China’s manufacturing transformation

Hongjun Xiao, Ying Shi, Arup Varma

China’s workforce is currently experiencing increased career-related stress. Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) may be used to help employees overcome these challenges. Little…


Disruptive technologies and career transition strategies of middle-skilled workers

Quan Chen, Jing-An Wang, Ruiqiu Ou, Junhua Sun, Li-Chung Chang

Disruptive technologies often disrupt the careers of middle-skilled workers. The purpose of this paper is to investigate career transition strategies of middle-skilled workers…


Ambidextrous workforces for managing market turbulence

Francesco Caputo, Elisa Giacosa, Alberto Mazzoleni, Mario Ossorio

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence regarding the contributions of ambidextrous workforces as a source of value for dynamic companies and organizations facing…

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