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The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners

  While knowledge co-creation is a main source of innovation in organisations, little is known about the co-creation of knowledge in career settings, particularly in the context of career guidance. This study represents a novel contribution in the consideration of knowledge co-creation in career settings through the exploration of daily routines of a previously underexplored group of professionals. Ten semi-structured interviews with career practitioners employed by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) were conducted and analysed through a socio-material methodological approach. The findings indicate that career knowledge co-creation is an assemblage of information and socialisation practices situated in a set of socio-material contexts. Specifically, these practices are performed in both physical and technological spaces, and are predicated on career practitioners’ interpretation of their employing organisation’s practice-structuring concepts. While technologies are conducive to the information and socialisation practices that constitute career knowledge co-creation, they can also serve as barriers to its success.

  • Date:

    17 March 2021

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021). The socio-material nature of careers work: an exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. In iConference 2021 Poster Proceedings

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Keywords

Knowledge, Co-creation, Careers, Information behaviour, Technologies, Socio-material

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