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By M. Cortini, G. Tanucci, E. Morin

The connection among the so referred to as boundaryless careers and the occupational wellness is an engaging issue.

The subject matters of boundaryless and protean careers are noteworthy if we ponder the demanding situations posed by way of a transition to extra transitority employment preparations from an commercial to a knowledge-based economic climate we face today.

The publication is enriched by means of empirical facts research and case stories, which on one hand let an in-depth view of the relation among new careers and well being for experts and, at the different one, develop into a fertile benchmark for execs to seem at.
The novelty is represented via the trouble of giving such build an interdisciplinary procedure, relocating from legislations to organizational psychology, to economic climate, and to occupational wellbeing and fitness.

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2006). The evolution of the boundaryless career concept: examining physical and psychological mobility. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69 (1), 19–29. ). As a consequence, the nature of careers has changed as well, from “traditional” bureaucratic careers to ones described as “boundaryless” (Arthur & Rousseau, 1996) and “protean” (Hall, 2004). Even if these two concepts (metaphors) have been criticized and discussed in recent years (Arnold & Cohen, 2008), one evident feature of the new careers (mainly described by the boundaryless metaphor) is the requirement for workers to transit among different kinds of organizations and jobs.

Role innovation in the world of work. British Journal of Social Psychology, 26, 305–315. West, M. , & Rees, A. (1987). Transitions into newly created jobs. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 60, 97–113. indd 29 11/25/2010 6:57:44 PM 3 A Newcomer’s Career between Community and Identity Marta Traetta and Susanna Annese The boundaryless career theory in a cultural perspective In recent years the concept of career has changed according to the social and economic setting, characterized by the introduction of flexibility in professional contexts (Arthur, Hall, & Lawrence, 1989).

In their paper, Briscoe et al. (2006) juxtaposed different sub-samples to describe associations between BCAS and PCAS subscales and other variables. Our subsequent concern was to compare correlations from the present sample to the most similar ones used by Briscoe et al. We were able to perform a comparison with the last sample they used (study 3; page 11): 493 MBA students (almost all of whom were full-time workers). 01). Briscoe et al. found all subscales, be they protean or boundaryless, to be positively correlated with each other, but this is not true in the present case.

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