Review: Anne Huber (2001). Berufserfolg als individuelles Projekt [Occupational Career as a Self-dependent Strategy]

  • Katja Koch Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Keywords: autogenesis, comparative casuistry, qualitative content analysis, hermeneutic case reconstruction, biographical studies

Abstract

Anne HUBER focuses her thesis, "Occupational career as a self-dependent strategy," on the self-determined generation of the successful fundraiser and social manager, using biographical interviews and following the theory of comparative casuistry developed by JÜTTEMANN. HUBER asks how successful managers estimate and arrange their occupational career. To answer this, she interviewed 20 fundraiser and social managers in leading positions, using structured interviews focusing on occupational questions (e.g., skills, work history, professional advancement, leadership) and biographical elements (life-style, spar-time activities, family-life). Through this effort, she describes a general pattern of success for both kinds of managers. Further, she illustrates the process of autogenesis, in the case of one fundraiser, by reconstructing his occupational biography. Unfortunately, HUBER attaches too much importance on theoretical and methodological questions and does not elaborate her main question—the autogenesis of a successful manager. Overall, it would have been better to see HUBER shorten and revise some of her chapters. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204202

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Author Biography

Katja Koch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Katja KOCH, Dr. phil., Promotion 2001 zum Thema "Der Übergang in die Sekundarstufe aus Lehrersicht", anschließend Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Projekt "Familiale Bildungsstrategien als Mehrgenerationenprojekt. Bildungs- und kulturbezogene Austauschprozesse zwischen Großeltern, Eltern und Enkeln in unterschiedlichen Familienkulturen", seit Oktober 2001 Wissenschaftliche Assistentin am Pädagogischen Seminar der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Arbeitschwerpunkte: Empirische Schul- und Bildungsforschung, Schulentwicklung, Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung.
Published
2002-11-30
How to Cite
Koch, K. (2002). Review: Anne Huber (2001). Berufserfolg als individuelles Projekt [Occupational Career as a Self-dependent Strategy]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(4). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.4.803
Section
Body / Culture / Identity