“Downsizing Is About Saving Yourself”: The Paradoxical Nature of Work and Career Success in Downsizing

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Jennifer Tosti-Kharas & Julie Levinson

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    Jennifer Tosti-Kharas is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Management division at Babson College, USA. She received her PhD in management from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Her research interests are in the area of career development, specifically focusing on the meaning of work, work as a calling, and professional identity. Her work has been published in Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and other outlets. She is the co-author of the forthcoming digital first textbook, Organizational Behavior: Developing Skills for Managers (Pearson). Jen serves on the editorial board of Journal of Organizational Behavior, and has been elected to several positions within the Careers Division of the Academy of Management, for which she is currently Treasurer.

    Julie Levinson is Professor of Film and Chair of the Arts and Humanities division at Babson College. She is the author of The American Success Myth on Film (Palgrave MacMillan), editor of Alexander Payne: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi) and co-editor of Acting (Rutgers University Press), part of the ten-volume Behind the Silver Screen film history series. Her publications in journals and edited collections focus on a wide range of topics including genre and gender, documentary film, metafiction and narrative theory. She has been a film curator for arts institutions including Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Boston Film/Video Foundation, the Flaherty Film Seminar and the Celebration of Black Cinema. She has served as an editorial consultant for many documentary films and as a grants panelist for such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

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