Title: The role of mentoring in career construction
Authors: Kumudinei Dissanayake, Masayasu Takahashi, Siriyama Kanthi Herath
Addresses: Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka. ' Faculty of Business Administration, Meiji University, 1–1 Kanda, Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ' Department of Accounting, School of Business, Clark Atlanta University, James P. Brawley Drive at Fair Street, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA
Abstract: This study is based on the understanding that the competitive job requirements of organisations, social trends demanding loosely bound careers, and the resulting challenges for mentors in developing careers with their protégés suggest a constructive nature of mentor-protégé relationships for organisations in the future. The premise was that the resulting careers in organisations are constructions with shared contributions from both a mentor and a protégé.
Keywords: mentoring; career construction; mentor-protégé relationships; shared contributions; knowledge based enterprises; co-learning; career development; job requirements.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.5, pp.453 - 465
Published online: 03 May 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article