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Title: Shared service centers and professional employability
Authors: Rothwell, Andrew T.
Herbert, Ian P.
Seal, William B.
Keywords: Shared service centers
Professional careers
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: ROTHWELL, A.T., HERBERT, I. and SEAL, W., 2011. Shared service centers and professional employability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79 (1), pp. 241 - 252.
Abstract: This paper presents case study evidence of evolutionary changes in business support functions resulting in a fundamental hollowing out of the professional space over time and distance, creating the ‘hourglass’ profession. In an IT-enabled, boundaryless world, many professional activities can now be undertaken, in the manner of the Martini slogan, ‘any time, any place, anywhere’. This paper aims: ⁎ To investigate the shared service center as an emerging organizational form with the potential to drive fundamental change in the nature and location of professional work. ⁎ To explore the impact of these changes for individual professional workers, and to highlight the need for a greater focus on individual employability as the driver of an overall career trajectory.
Description: Closed access
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2011.01.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16810
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2011.01.001
ISSN: 0001-8791
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