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Imagining Women's Careers

Laurie Cohen


This book is about women’s careers, how they think about and enact their working lives, and how these patterns change, or stay the same, over time. It focuses on seventeen women, based in the same northern English city but working in a variety of occupations, who left their organizational positions to set up their own businesses. In 1993/4 they participated in a research study of this career transition, and a decade and a half later were interviewed for a second time. Imagining Women’s Careers is based on these accounts. It investigates the women’s transition to self-employment and on-going ca ... More

Keywords: women’s careers, career transition, career development, identity, narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurie Cohen, author
Professor or Organizational Behaviour, Nottingham University