A1 Journal article (refereed)
Yrittäjien myöhäisuran oppiminen (2021)

Järvensivu, A., & Bonsdorff, M. V. (2021). Yrittäjien myöhäisuran oppiminen. Kasvatus, 52(5), 471-483. https://doi.org/10.33348/kvt.114927

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All authors or editorsJärvensivu, Anu; Bonsdorff, Monika von

Journal or seriesKasvatus



Publication year2021


Issue number5

Pages range471-483

PublisherSuomen kasvatustieteellinen seura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/kasvatus/article/view/114927

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessDelayed open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83925

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The article “Entrepreneurs ́ learning during their late career” looked at entrepreneurs’ late career learning by applying the Chaos Theory of Careers and research on work-based learning. The research material consisted of seven written request responses, which were analyzed by abductive content analysis. First, the study identified the main principles of the trajectory of the attractor that leads and delimits the late career work and learning of entrepreneurs: 1) selection, 2) continuing development, 3) crystallization, and 4) the transfer of career heritage. Second, the diverse and overlapping identities connecting entrepreneurs to the social environment, namely entrepreneurial, employee, investor and retiree identities, were identified. These findings highlight the need to break down negative age stereotypes by looking at late career learning as social participation and the non-linear effects on jobs and society. On that basis, the crystallization and passing on of career heritage should be consciously supported through personnel and employment policy.


Free keywordslate career; age stereotypes; Chaos Theory of Careers; non-linear effects; career heritage

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Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating2

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