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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Publication details

All authors or editors: Järvensivu, Anu; Bonsdorff, Monika von

Journal or series: Kasvatus

ISSN: 0022-927X

eISSN: 2737-0658

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 52

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 471-483

Publisher: Suomen kasvatustieteellinen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33348/kvt.114927

Persistent website address: https://journal.fi/kasvatus/article/view/114927

Publication open access: Not open

Publication channel open access: Delayed open access channel

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

Additional information: Artikkeli avautuu journal.fi-palvelussa 12 kk viiveellä.


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.

Keywords: entrepreneurs; career; age; stereotypies; learning; mentoring

Free keywords: late career; age stereotypes; Chaos Theory of Careers; non-linear effects; career heritage

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 2

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