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Factors predicting Dutch Fire Brigade officers’ career mobility intentions: an empirical exploration

Getkate, Arlette (2009) Factors predicting Dutch Fire Brigade officers’ career mobility intentions: an empirical exploration.

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Abstract:This study examines factors influencing career mobility intentions of Dutch Fire Brigade officers. The data from 276 Fire Brigade officers showed that career mobility intentions among Dutch Fire Brigade officers are low. The Dutch Fire Brigade officers perceive the Fire Brigade sector as a nice and comfortable organization to work for. Therefore, learning experiences are scarce. These findings raise important issues regarding learning in the Dutch Fire Brigade sector and the employability of Dutch Fire Brigade officers. The paper ends with a discussion of findings and offers recommendations which can help to increase officers’ career mobility. By focusing on career mobility intentions, this study contributes to science and practice in several ways. First, this study extends the existing literature on career mobility and career mobility intentions. Second, the study contributes to the discussion on how career mobility can benefit organizations as well as individual employees. Moreover, the study pioneers examination of careers in such a unique sample as the Dutch Fire Brigade sector.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60401
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