List of Figures and Tables,- Contributors,- Introduction: A. Brown et all,- Part I: Vocational Identity in Theory and Empirical Research: Decomposing and Recomposing Occupational Identities - A Survey of Theoretical Concepts: FAME-Consortium,- The 'Good' Banker is Juggling with Three Balls: The Vocational Identity of Danish Bankers: M. Smistrup,- The Role of Developing a Vocational Identity for Women - the Example of Young Single German Mothers: G.Paul & U. Zybell.- The 'Double' Vocational Identity of the Working Population in the Greek Tourist Industry: N. Patiniotis & G. Prodromitis,- Vocational Education and Training - A European Perspective: F. Rauner,- Part II: Work and Personal Identity: Career Changes and Identity Continuities - A Contradiction?: S. Raeder & G. Grote,- Exercising Self Through Working Life: Learning, Work and Identity: S. Billett.- The Much Vaunted 'Flexible Employee' - What Does it Take?: S. Kirpal & A. Brown,- Part III: Work and Commitment: The Dynamics between Organisational Commitment and Professional Identity at Work: Y. Baruch & A. Cohen,- Apprentices' Experiences of Occupational and Organisational Commitment. An Empirical Investigation in the German Automobile Industry: B. Haasler,- The Individualisation of Identification with Work in a European Perspective: S. Kirpal et all,- Work Identity in the Japanese Context: Stereotype and Reality: A. Ishikawa,- Part IV: Modern Work and the Creation of New Professional Identities: The Construction of a New Professional Self: A Critical Reading of the Curricula for Nurses and Computer Engineers in Norway: M. Nerland & K. Jensen,- US Efforts to Create a New Professional Identity for the Bioscience Industry: D. Finegold & R.Matousek,- Index of Subjects
This book examines continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labor market flexibility. By bringing together perspectives from sociology, psychology, organizational management, and vocational education and training, it connects the debates of skills formation, human resources development, and careers with individual's work commitment and professional orientations.