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Mononen, Jukka; Häyrynen, Eija; Halonen, Raija (2018) When competence matters : professionals with disabilities in the ICT sector. In: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 5106-5115. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50527

When competence matters : professionals with disabilities in the ICT sector

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Author: Mononen, Jukka1; Häyrynen, Eija1; Halonen, Raija1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018051124012
Language: English
Published: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018
Publish Date: 2018-05-11
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Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the full-time careers of 21 highly educated persons with a physical and/or sensory disability (PWD). We focused on factors in the early phases of the PWD’s careers after graduation, as well as their work orientations within the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews. In this qualitative research, inductive content analysis was used. The study revealed the importance of two types of competence: the ability to create networks and technical expertise at the beginning of one’s career. We also classified five work orientations: novice, technical, research, management, and entrepreneur. Difficulties related to disability or gender made no difference in these orientations.

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ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9
Pages: 5106 - 5115
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2018.638
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.24251/HICSS.2018.638
Host publication: Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Conference: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: The first author acknowledges financial support from the Emil Aaltonen Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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