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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.

  • Type:

    Poster

  • Date:

    28 March 2021

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Funders:

    Economic and Social Research Council

Citation

Milosheva, M., Hall, H., Robertson, P., Cruickshank, P., & Lyall, C. (2021, March). The socio-material nature of careers work: An exploration of knowledge co-creation amongst career practitioners. Poster presented at iConference 2021, Beijing, China

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Keywords

knowledge, careers. socio-material

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