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Publication date: 1 August 2006

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 21 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 26 June 2006

Hugh P. Gunz and Sally P. Gunz

There has long been an “ideal” model of the profession in the sociology of the professions. Our point of departure is that the independent professional is something of a…

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There has long been an “ideal” model of the profession in the sociology of the professions. Our point of departure is that the independent professional is something of a vanishing species, and professional practice is increasingly carried out within non-professional organizations (organizations not managed nor largely staffed by fellow professionals). Indeed, can we expect to recognize our “ideal” professional at all whether in the multi-disciplinary professional service practice or more focussed large private practices? Might in fact there be something fundamentally flawed about both in this model? This chapter explores these issues and their implications for how ethical dilemmas are resolved.

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Professional Service Firms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-302-0

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Publication date: 3 April 2007

Hugh P. Gunz and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

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Career Development International, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 1 February 1990

Hugh Gunz

A new approach to understanding managerial careers is described inwhich the organisation is seen as a kind of climbing frame or“jungle gym” over which managers scramble to…

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A new approach to understanding managerial careers is described in which the organisation is seen as a kind of climbing frame or “jungle gym” over which managers scramble to make their careers. Different kinds of organisations have differently shaped frames depending on their structures and the way they have grown, making different kinds of careers possible. Four basic frame shapes are described, each of which is likely to develop different skills in the managers scrambling over it. Improved understanding of an organisation′s frames helps an executive in various ways, including better data for designing organisational development programmes and executive recruitment strategies.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Publication date: 9 February 2015

Yehuda Baruch, Nóra Szűcs and Hugh Gunz

The purpose of this paper is to introduce further clarity to career scholarship and to support the development of career studies by complementing earlier theoretical…

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce further clarity to career scholarship and to support the development of career studies by complementing earlier theoretical literature reviews with an evidence-based historical analysis of career-related terms.

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Data from 12 career scholars were collected using the historical Delphi method to find consensus on the career terms that have shaped career studies between 1990 and 2012. The authors then explored the literature by collecting data on the occurrence of these terms, analyzing frequencies and trends via citations and indexes of citation using a mixed-method combination of historical literature review and performance analysis.

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Career scholarship is indeed a descriptive field, in which metaphors dominate the discipline. Career success and employability are basic terms within the field. The discipline tends to focus narrowly on career agents. There is a plethora of terminology, and, contrary to the expectations, concepts introduced tend not to fade away.

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The authors offer an overarching perspective of the field with a novel mixed-method analysis which is useful for theory development and will help unify career studies. Earlier comprehensive literature reviews were mostly based on theoretical reasoning or qualitative data. The authors complement them with results based on quantitative data. Lastly, the authors identify new research directions for the career scholarship community.

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Career Development International, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Employee Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-550-5

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Publication date: 1 May 1988

Hugh Gunz

There is a curiously static quality to the debate about management education. For example, over 20 years ago Lord Franks was commissioned to report on whether one or more…

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There is a curiously static quality to the debate about management education. For example, over 20 years ago Lord Franks was commissioned to report on whether one or more business schools should be founded in the UK. His recommendation (for two schools) was based on an analysis which referred to the need for more managers who were competent to respond to a rapidly changing environment, the accelerating pace of technological innovation, and the growing international competition facing British business. This list sounds nothing if not contemporary.

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Personnel Review, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 15 July 2020

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Employee Inter- and Intra-Firm Mobility
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-550-5

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Publication date: 26 June 2006

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Professional Service Firms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-302-0

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