Title: Factors influencing the choice of boundaryless careers - a PLS approach

Authors: Kavitha Haldorai; Souji Gopalakrishna Pillai; Arnold Tafadzwa Makawa

Addresses: School of Business, Accounting and Hospitality, Faculty of Business and Accounting, Linton University College, Malaysia ' Dedman School of Hospitality, International Center for Hospitality Research, Florida State University, Florida, USA ' Harare Girls High School, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe

Abstract: A boundaryless career model can offer more advantages to the youth as they can interact, have teams or work with people from other organisations as compared to the traditional career. The boundaryless career model helps one to venture into international business despite, their gender. The youths being exposed to diverse culture, new experiences, skills, etc., the boundaryless career model can be regarded as the career of choice by the youth. This paper focuses on how the attitude of youth, gender, lack of experience and organisational mobility influences the boundaryless career. Data was collected from 200 students through a self-administered questionnaire. The results signify that the youths are bound to be inclined towards the boundaryless career based on their attitude. Younger people show higher physical career mobility due to lack of experience. Organisation mobility is related to boundaryless career. The moderating effect of gender did not have a significant impact. The main contribution of the study are that it aids human resources professionals to be aware of contemporary career theories, such as the boundaryless career theory so that they can encourage the future workforce to develop competencies needed to have successful careers.

Keywords: boundaryless career; attitude; organisational mobility; lack of experience; gender; youths.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2019.098733

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2019 Vol.22 No.2, pp.188 - 205

Received: 07 Mar 2017
Accepted: 01 Jun 2017

Published online: 15 Mar 2019 *

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