Career Choice in Management and Entrepreneurship: A Research Companion

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Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Ayala Malach-Pines
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 616 pages
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Presents 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I Career Choice of MBA Students from Crossnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
21
a comparative analysis of influences on career choices of MBA students in China Ghana Greece Israel Korea North Cyprus Turkey and the UK
23
2 Culture and gender in the career choice of aspiring managers and entrepreneurs
51
value preferences of management students in Cyprus the UK Israel Turkey and Hungary
75
PART II Early Influences on the Career Choice of Entrepreneurs and Managers
99
4 Family influences on the career life cycle
101
5 Understanding the role of relationships in making career choices among Turkish MBA students
127
implications for universities and employers
292
14 Business education as a career choice
309
PART V Education Training and Learning for Managers and Entrepreneurs
325
the role of integrative capability
327
16 Age of opportunity? Career making and learning for midcareer entrepreneurs
349
an organizational lifecycle perspective
379
the case of work placement and training experience
397
Minority Issues
431

background and personality
157
a family portrait family dynamics language and modes of effective dialogue
172
Cultural Determinants
187
8 Contrasting entrepreneurs and nonentrepreneurs among Canadian and Israeli MBAs
189
9 What motivates people from businessrelated careers to change to teaching?
219
evidence from Germanowned subsidiaries in France
240
11 Determinants of career choice of Israeli hightechnology entrepreneurs
258
PART IV Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Career Development and MBA Education
273
a theoretical perspective and practical avenues
275
19 The career reasons of minority nascent entrepreneurs
433
a holistic perspective
464
21 A comparative study on career choice influences of Turkish Cypriot restaurateurs in North Cyprus and the UK
484
Gender Issues
509
intrinsic and extrinsic benefits
511
23 The value of MBA education and its role in entrepreneurship for women and people of color
527
the career choice influences of selfemployed black women
548
Index
581
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