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Svenja Tams' research adopted in Financial Times Lexicon entry on 'Responsible Careers'

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The Financial Times Lexicon has adopted the definition of 'Responsible Careers' co-authored by Professor Judi Marshall from Lancaster University School of Management and Dr Svenja Tams from the University of Bath School of Management.

The researchers based their definition on a previously published study of 32 individuals pursuing careers within the emerging fields of corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social investing (Tams & Marshall, 2011).

The participants of this research included social entrepreneurs and MBA graduates who had made a career change from ‘mainstream’ business into senior roles within mission-based organizations. Others acted as change agents within large management consulting firms or investment banks, or were building bridges between large corporations and the world of social enterprise.

Notes to Editors

The original study, Tams, Svenja & Marshall, Judi (2011) 'Responsible careers: Systemic reflexivity in shifting landscapes' was published in Human Relations, 64(1), 109–131.

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