Competence and Career. A Double Career Structure and Reduced Recognition in Aging Institutions

Sylvia Kade


The occupation is a relationship of appropriation, which is only realized in relationships of recognition between organization and work. The organization includes its members by a mutual exchange of benefits, which is referred to as a relationship of recognition. The basic rule of the mutuality of relationships of recognition is called into question in knowledge-based organizations of "aging institutions." The limited reciprocity of the "closed opportunity structure" is the result of an institutional reduplication of a career policy under the pressure of innovations. A response to this is a change of individual career strategies. The article focuses on the consequences for the development of careers and competencies.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0801592


aging institution; relationships of respect; development of competencies and careers


Copyright (c) 2008 Sylvia Kade

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