Seeing the field well in career management: Autoethnographic research on a handball player's career

Herr, Orsolya ORCID: (2022) Seeing the field well in career management: Autoethnographic research on a handball player's career. Society and Economy, 44 (4). pp. 439-459. DOI

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The present study utilises an autoethnographic research methodology for introducing, from a handball player’s point of view, the culture in which her career unfolded (from the beginnings to the first few years after her retirement), and the most important characteristics that shaped her professional years in the Hungarian first league. This topic was chosen not only as sports economics considerations are important with regard to the career of a handballer, but also to highlight how an individual athlete experiences the processes occurring in such a sports culture. Moreover, this study addresses the gap in scientific literature on career management in handball. Utilising autoethnography in the field of sports is somewhat unique, therefore this study can also pave the way for future research work in this domain. The following five pillars in career management were identified as a result of the research: Significant Others, Local Grassroots, Star Position, Roller Coaster and Rebirth. This study can be valuable for future researchers in the area of career management, and it can also provide practical information for athletes, sports federations and sports businesses.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:career path, handball, autoethnography, professional sports, personal experiences
JEL classification:M12 - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
M54 - Personnel Economics: Labor Management
Z22 - Sports Economics: Labor Issues
Subjects:Culture, sport
ID Code:7738
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:29 Nov 2022 09:31
Last Modified:29 Nov 2022 09:31

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