Career Networks in Shock: An Agenda for in-COVID/Post-COVID Career-Related Social Capital

Dominik Emanuel Froehlich
<span title="2021-11-22">2021</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Merits</a> </i> &nbsp;
The COVID-19 pandemic was a career shock for many, including early and mid-career researchers. Due to the (digital) transformation it has caused in the social domain, it may have lastingly changed the rules for career development. In this conceptual paper, we investigate how the changed social environment created gaps in our understanding of academic career development and the role social capital plays in it. Our narrative review of the literature arrives at three major gaps: two are related to
more &raquo; ... the nature, antecedents, and outcomes of (career-related) social capital, and one is related to the methodological backdrop of how knowledge is being generated in this domain. Based on the identified gaps, we specify avenues for further (and much needed) research.
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