Using advanced bibliometric techniques, this article will provide a systematic review of the 3,141 articles on careers published in the management literature between 1990 and 2012. In doing so, we will be able to 1) map key research terms to create a systematic taxonomy of careers research within Management, 2) provide a synthetic overview of each topic cluster which extends prior reviews of more limited scope, and 3) identify the most highly cited studies on careers, published between 1990 and 2012, for each cluster. To identify new research opportunities for management career research, we also use science mapping techniques to create a “global” map of 16,146 careers articles from across the social sciences. We describe and compare the clusters in the map in terms of their key concepts, actors, methods, analytic techniques, and contextual considerations – with an emphasis on those avenues careers scholars in management have yet to explore.

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Lee, C.I.S.G. (Colin I.S.G.), Felps, W. (Will), & Baruch, Y. (Yehuda). (2014). Mapping career studies: A bibliometric analysis. In 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014 (pp. 1088–1093). doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2014.284