Contemporary Career Development Issues
Edited by Robert F. Morrison, Jerome Adams
Routledge – 1991 – 192 pages
Series: Applied Psychology Series
Based on the thesis that individuals develop not in isolation, but in a direction consistent with both personal needs and the needs of the surrounding environment, this volume concentrates on the development of adults in their careers within organizations. The organizational and individual perspectives offered provide practical guidance and examples for human resource development specialists to use in the evaluation of their current career development programs and the design of new ones. Key issues receiving prime attention include the necessity of reward systems to the success of any career development program, career transitions, and five critical career development research areas.
"Perhaps most unique about this book is the emphasis placed on how other systems affect career development in organizations….this book makes an important contribution to an area recently gaining in popularity. Researchers and practitioners should find some useful ideas and suggestions for their work in the area of individual and organizational careers. For that reason, it is highly recommended."
"…provides the practitioner with good, baseline research upon which to rely…also has great potential for the researcher who is interested in doing serious, applied work….We heartily recommend the book to researchers and students with interests in career development…could serve as a good supplemental text for human resource management courses…all chapters are quite readable, typically concise, and to the point. In these days of high book costs, this book is worth its price tag."
Contents: E.A. Fleishman, Foreword. Preface. J. Adams, Issues in the Management of Careers. R.F. Morrison, Meshing Corporate and Career Development Strategies. D.L. Ford, Jr., R.S. Bhagat, A Strategic Appraisal of Organizational Rewards. H.D. Dewhirst, Career Patterns: Mobility, Specialization, and Related Career Issues. F.J. Minor, L.A. Slade, R.A. Myers, Career Transitions in Changing Times. N. Hicks, M. London, Career Decision Making. D.T. Hall, Twenty Questions: Research Needed to Advance the Field of Careers.