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Title: Climbing the corporate ladder: What happens after you reach the top?
Contributor(s): Smith, T  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Climbing the corporate ladder has long been a focus of many individuals' careers. This paper addresses what happens to those individuals once they reach the most senior positions in their career, or a career plateau. Based on interviews with 59 men and women employed in the accounting profession in Australia, the research shows that these participants report feeling disillusioned, dissatisfied, and unsure of their future career direction. The message for organisations is that just because an individual has reached the maintenance phase of their career, it does not mean that they are no longer interested in further development. In fact, the participants in the research were interested in prolonging their careers and wanted their organisations to provide greater support in the area of career development.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 20th Annual ANZAM Conference 2006, Yeppoon, Queensland, 6-9 December, 2006
Conference Details: 20th Annual ANZAM Conference 2006, Yeppoon, Queensland, 6-9 December, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference 2006, p. 1-18
Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
Place of Publication: Yeppoon, Queensland
Field of Research (FOR): 150305 Human Resources Management
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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