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Career Choice In Management And Entrepreneurship

A Research Companion

Mustafa F. Özbilgin , Ayala Malach-Pines

Edited by Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK and Ayala Malach-Pines, Professor of Psychology and Head, Department of Business Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

2007 616 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 844 0
2009 Paperback 978 1 84844 566 6
ebook isbn 978 1 84720 882 8

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‘The book is highly recommended to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of management, entrepreneurship, sociology, psychology and human resources.’
– Tsvi Vinig, University of Amsterdam Business School and Science Park Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship, The Netherlands

This book presents an analysis of early influences on the career choice of managers and entrepreneurs, their attitudes at the start of their careers, and in later employment experiences. The extent to which the MBA aids achievement of intended careers is investigated, as are linkages between career choices, cross cultural issues, and international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Contents
Contributors: Y. Baruch, T.A. Beauregard, M.P. Bell, J. Blenkinsopp, R.J. Burke, N.M. Carter, E. Chell, G. Chimo-Vugalter, L.A. Costanzo, B.P. Dexter, C. Dörrenbächer, D. Dvir, C. Forson, W.B. Gartner, M. Geppert, P.G. Greene, S. Grimland, G. Inal, G. Kaplan, Z. Karakitapoglu-Aygün, M. Karatas-Özkan, O. Kaspi-Baruch, F. Küskü, M. Lerner, A. Malach-Pines, T. Milo, E.S.W. Ng, M.F. Özbilgin, D. Rae, P.W. Richardson, K.Z. Sayim, J.M. Sequeira, K.G. Shaver, R. Simpson, J. Sturges, J. Syed, C. Tanova, A. Tatli, N.M. Tysvaer, V. Tzoumpa, A. Utasi, E. Vigoda-Gadot, H.M.G. Watt, O. Yaffe-Yanai, D. Yanai, J. Yoon

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‘Managerial and entrepreneurial careers share various characteristics but they also differ from each other. This means that it is important that we improve our understanding of the choices that individuals make with regard to careers in these areas. This research companion provides a rich variety of insights and evidence from a range of perspectives and culture to help with this challenging task.’
– Tony Watson, Nottingham University, UK

‘This significant, truly international collection of excellent contributions illuminates key antecedents, and consequences in management and entrepreneurship career choice from different cultural, disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. The various chapters offer a unique opportunity to study career choice in the most comprehensive manner; they provide a unique lens which allows for a view that is cross-level, cross-cultural, cross-national and both theoretically and empirically rigorous. Özbilgin and Malach-Pines deserve praise for this collection, which in my opinion, promises to be a great addition to the career research literature.’
– Yoav Vardi, Tel Aviv University, Israel

‘The book is highly recommended to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of management, entrepreneurship, sociology, psychology and human resources.’
– Tsvi Vinig, University of Amsterdam Business School and Science Park Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship, The Netherlands

Although a large and steadily growing research literature attests to an interest in management and entrepreneurship, little research has focused on comparative assessment of the career choices and trajectories of managers and entrepreneurs. This timely book fills the gap by presenting an assessment of early influences on the career choice of managers and entrepreneurs, their attitudes at the start of their careers as students, and in their later employment experiences.

The distinguished group of contributors also examine the influence of an MBA education on the later work and life experiences of managers and entrepreneurs. The extent to which this sought after degree aids achievement of intended careers is investigated, as is the debate on linkages between career choices, cross cultural issues, and international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

This book extends the focus on a significant human experience – the world of work – beyond that offered by traditional vocational choices, highlighting the plurality of perspectives now offered by different cultures globally. As such, it will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners with an interest in career trajectories within the realms of management and entrepreneurship.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Introduction
Mustafa F. Özbilgin and Ayala Malach-Pines

PART I: CAREER CHOICE OF MBA STUDENTS FROM CROSS-NATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
1. Convergence and Divergence of Influences on Career Choice: A Comparative Analysis of Influences on Career Choices of MBA Students in China, Ghana, Greece, Israel, Korea, North Cyprus, Turkey and the UK
Barbara P. Dexter, Cynthia Forson, Gözde Inal, Mine Karatas-Özkan, Fatma Küskü, Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Ayala Malach-Pines, Cem Tanova and Jeongkoo Yoon

2. Culture and Gender in the Career Choice of Aspiring Managers and Entrepreneurs
Ayala Malach-Pines and Oshrit Kaspi-Baruch

3. Collectivistic Attitudes and Solidarity with a Focus on Hungary: Value Preferences of Management Students in Cyprus, the UK, Israel, Turkey and Hungary
Agnes Utasi

PART II: EARLY INFLUENCES ON THE CAREER CHOICE OF ENTREPRENEURS AND MANAGERS
4. Family Influences on the Career Life Cycle
T. Alexandra Beauregard

5. Understanding the Role of Relationships in Making Career Choices Among Turkish MBA Students
Zahide Karakitapoglu-Aygün and Kadire Zeynep Sayim

6. Serial High-Tech Entrepreneurs and Managers in Israel: Background and Personality
Gilat Kaplan

7. Entrepreneurs and Managers: A Family Portrait – Family Dynamics, Language and Modes of Effective Dialogue
Orenia Yaffe-Yanai, Dov Yanai and Tamar Milo

PART III: ENTREPRENEURS AND MANAGERS’ CAREER CHOICE: CULTURAL DETERMINANTS
8. Contrasting Entrepreneurs and Non-entrepreneurs Among Canadian and Israeli MBAs
Galit Chimo-Vugalter and Miri Lerner

9. What Motivates People from Business-related Careers to Change to Teaching?
Paul W. Richardson, Helen M.G. Watt and Nicole M. Tysvaer

10. The Impact of Foreign Subsidiary Managers’ Sociopolitical Positioning on Career Choices and their Subsequent Strategizing: Evidence from German-owned Subsidiaries in France
Christoph Dörrenbächer and Mike Geppert

11. Determinants of Career Choice of Israeli High-technology Entrepreneurs
Dov Dvir and Ayala Malach-Pines

PART IV: MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND MBA EDUCATION
12. Career Development and Values Change Among MBA Students: A Theoretical Perspective and Practical Avenues
Eran Vigoda-Gadot and Shmulik Grimland

13. Business Students’ Views on Jobs, Careers and the Job Search Process: Implications for Universities and Employers
Ronald J. Burke and Eddy S.W. Ng

14. Business Education as a Career Choice
Yehuda Baruch and John Blenkinsopp

PART V: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LEARNING FOR MANAGERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
15. The Training and Development of Managers and Entrepreneurs: The Role of Integrative Capability
Elizabeth Chell

16. Age of Opportunity? Career Making and Learning for Mid-career Entrepreneurs
David Rae

17. The Engaging Manager and the Role of Knowledge Absorptive Capacity: An Organizational Life-Cycle Perspective
Laura A. Costanzo and Vicky Tzoumpa

18. Career Constraints in the Creative and Cultural Industries in London: The Case of Work Placement and Training Experience
Mustafa F. Özbilgin and Ahu Tatli

PART VI: ENTREPRENEURS, MANAGERS, CAREER CHOICE AND DIVERSITY: MINORITY ISSUES
19. The Career Reasons of Minority Nascent Entrepreneurs
Nancy M. Carter, William B. Gartner, Kelly G. Shaver and Patricia G. Greene

20. Career Choices of Skilled Migrants: A Holistic Perspective
Jawad Syed

21. A Comparative Study on Career Choice Influences of Turkish Cypriot Restauranteurs in North Cyprus and the UK
Gözde Inal and Mine Karatas-Özkan

PART VII: ENTREPRENEURS, MANAGERS, CAREER CHOICE AND DIVERSITY: GENDER ISSUES
22. Gender and the MBA: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Benefits
Ruth Simpson and Jane Sturges

23. The Value of the MBA Education and its Role in Entrepreneurship for Women and People of Color
Jennifer M. Sequeira and Myrtle P. Bell

24. Intersectionality, Context and ‘Choice’: The Career Choice Influences of Self-employed Black Women
Cynthia Forson

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