Why adopt a sustainability approach in career studies? A theoretical essay about the foundations and the relevance of the discussion

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Camila Vieira Müller
Angela Beatriz Busato Scheffer


Sustainability has been adopted as a perspective to understand contemporary careers allowing an analytical view of the reality of work by including human and social impacts. This theoretical essay aims to discuss the sustainability’ foundations as a core dimension of the sustainable career concept. As main contributions, the career sustainability perspective presents a theoretical analysis lens emphasizing in a systemic and processual way dynamics of the influence of multiple contexts for the continuity of individual paths; the career continuity through time movements; the interconnectivity of the diverse actors that influences individual careers; the need for a process which allows fostering adaptative capability and the creation of opportunities for sustainability, among others factors


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VIEIRA MÜLLER, C.; BUSATO SCHEFFER, A. B. Why adopt a sustainability approach in career studies? A theoretical essay about the foundations and the relevance of the discussion. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 62, n. 5, p. e2020–1006, 2022. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020220506. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/85959. Acesso em: 4 dec. 2023.


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