Managing a mega-project to explore and enhance careers: Insights from Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3

Alison Pearce, Brian Harney, Mark Bailey, Katarzyna Dziewanowska, Janine Bosak, Peter Pease, Brenda Stalker, Dimitra Skoumpopoulou, Paul Doyle, Sam Clegg, Alireza Shokri, Suzanne Crane, Susan L. O’Donnell, Rose Quan, Ilsang Ko, Katja Mihelic, Robert Kase, Matej Cerne, Huan Sun, Julie BruecknerSzu-hsin Wu, Jose Aldo Valencia Hernandez, John McMackin

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Contemporary careers are changing and face many challenges. This creates a need for innovative cross-cultural and multidisciplinary research. In this chapter, twenty-three participants in a European/South Korean research mega-project provide an overview of their diverse experiences of trans-national, trans-sectoral, and trans-generational work. First, the project’s architects explore the context and rationale in five countries, selection of partners, securing funding and the underpinning principles of ‘strategic entrepreneurship’ and ‘multi-sociation’. Key workstream leaders then outline the project content, including diplomacy in research design, reflecting gender, ensuring impact, capturing learning, communicating to various audiences. Major aspects of Implementation are described: quality management, managing academics and risk, transnational and trans-sectorial working (between academia and industry), novel methodologies and finally the career implications for PhD students involved. These are honest and pragmatic reflections on the way to best practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods in Careers
EditorsWendy Murphy, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781788976725
ISBN (Print)9781788976718
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2021
EventGETM3 Sandpit Dublin 2018 - Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 Jan 201812 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Research Methods in Management
PublisherEdward Elgar


OtherGETM3 Sandpit Dublin 2018


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