Title: Addressing protean and boundary-crossing working orientations: turning point in talent phenomena management

Authors: Elaheh Kimia; Sayyed Mohsen Allameh; Reza Hemmati

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, #519, Bahar street, Part2, Farhang-shahr, Babol, Mazandaran Province, 47167-19569, Iran ' Administrative Sciences and Economics Faculty, Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Hezar jarib Avenue, Azadi Square, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, 81746-73441, Iran ' Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Department of Social Sciences, University of Isfahan, Hezar Jarib Avenue, Azadi Square, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, 81746-73441, Iran

Abstract: This paper represents an elaborative framework of protean and boundary-crossing careers path which revealed along discovering basic categories for a joint perspective around tensions in talent literature. With applying Glaserian approach of Grounded Theory, semi-structured interviews were conducted concerning elites' attitudes, orientations, and behaviours towards protean and boundary-crossing working activities and the infrastructures of their organisational operationalisation. Qualitative analysis unfolds an interactive family of theoretical coding around job transition as a basic social structural process (BSSP). The findings determines how physical movements act as a medium elites employ to prepare a context for their protean movements aligning with psychological ones which constitute nesting paths evolving around role transitions due to job improvements. These inferred employability movements posits as elites' proactive adaptability behaviours for securing employability by acquiring movement capital through life-designing trajectories activities. Finally, operational solutions are proposed to cultivate talent phenomena by facilitating elites' employability behaviours across the organisation.

Keywords: tangible/intangible; physical/psychological; self-directed/value-driven movements; behaviour/value orientation; boundary-crossing/protean employability radius; talent management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.100543

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2019 Vol.16 No.3, pp.274 - 296

Received: 03 Feb 2018
Accepted: 09 Jan 2019

Published online: 05 Apr 2019 *

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