Managerial careers in a post industrial context

Project Details

Financing body

Austrian Science Fund


The research project concentrates on the careers of university and polytechnic graduates with a specialisation in business administration. It aims to achieve three objectives. Firstly, we want to describe the career development of theses persons. This includes the analysis of career movements along relevant dimensions. Secondly, we will analyse the influencing factors for the career development we can observe. Thirdly, we aim at developing some preliminary tools that allow the influence of career development. Based on the writings of Bourdieu and using the existing literature on career research, the theoretical framework uses career habitus, fields of careers, and capitals as core variables that describe and explain the formation, stabilisation and modification of managerial careers.
The project analyses three cohorts of graduates trough a written survey as well as semi-structures in-depth intervies.
Effective start/end date1/02/0030/09/03

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 501015 Organisational psychology
  • 509
  • 502026 Human resource management