This study expands research on career development and succession. The purpose of this article is to understand the beliefs of frontline employees in the hospitality industry in regards to the meaning of career. Based on Social Representation Theory, the article highlights the importance of adopting a social constructionist perspective in order to identify individuals' subjective experiences of career. Data was collected in luxury hotel chains in Athens, Greece using a word association method. Findings underline important instrumental as well as intrinsic values of career. Implications are suggested for developing practices for effective human resources career management.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2011|
- Career development
- Hotel employees
- Human resources management
- Social representation theory