We used a model of career decision making Career decision making = instant decision We thought this was not the case We thought it was a reflective and learning process = not instant decision (in real life) So we looked at what can influence the processes of the PIC model 3 processes – explain with one sentence each
Innovation is important on multiple levels: national growth and sustainability (e.g. OECD, 2005) sectoral competitive advantage (Lee, Hallak & Sardeshmukh, 2016, p.126); increasing organisational performance delivered by a trained and motivated workforce (e.g Chan, 2016) This importance has been recognised by the Scottish government more recently… Evidence within the current Scottish economic policy (for example, Scottish Government, 2015). However, innovation has to start somewhere… but where? With individual employees within organisations.
Talked about my research by poster Talked about my research nationally, internationally Contract by SDS Encouraged to publish in journals and other outlets In a PhD you an do this but in practice you might not so… But how do careers advisers find these outlets and access this research whilst working?
Research and application: how do we go from developing research to influencing practice?
Research and application: how do
we go from developing research
to influencing practice?
Edinburgh Napier University
Part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Collaborative PhD Programme
Twitter: @LJenk2015PhD Blog: lyndseyjenkins.org Email: L.Jenkins@napier.ac.uk
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