JOY AND STRUGGLE FOR RENEWAL
A Narrative Inquiry into Expertise in Job Descriptions
The study focuses on expertise under changing circumstances. The purpose is to understand how professionals narratively make sense of expertise and how confusing role transitions impact interpretations of expertise. The study presents “renewal” as a struggle for professional recognition. The intention is to show how corporate competence management and development discourses impact the definition of expertise. Professionals have to negotiate the value of their experience and adjust to prevailing ways of presenting expertise.