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Title: Time for a change? Women's account of the move from organizational employment to self-employment
Authors: Mallon, Mary
Cohen, Laurie
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing / © British Academy of Management
Citation: MALLON, M. and COHEN, L., 2001. Time for a change? Women's account of the move from organizational employment to self-employment. British Journal of Management, 12 (3), pp. 217 - 230
Abstract: This paper is based on a study of women's transition from careers within organizations into self-employment. It focuses on three key issues: the ways in which women accounted for their career transition, their decisions to opt for self-employment, and the extent to which, in telling their stories, respondents engaged with emerging career discourses. First, this paper considers recent debates within the literature on women's exit from organizations, and emerging discourses of career and self-employment, focusing on the position of women within these changing discourses. Research findings are then presented, examining three central themes: entrepreneurial orientation, dissatisfaction with the organization and balance of personal and professional life. The concluding section considers how women made sense of the web of factors involved in their career transition and reflects on whether indeed it is 'time for a change'.
Description: This article is Restricted Access. It was published in the serial, British Journal of Management [Published by Blackwell © British Academy of Management]. The definitive version is available at: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118989422/abstract
Version: Restricted access
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.00195
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4876
ISSN: 1045-3172
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