Career Paths to General Management.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
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An attempt has been made to trace the career paths of men who have been successful in reaching general management GM 10 years after receiving the MBA degree. A control group who were non-general managers or specialists were compared in their career paths. Fifty-nine men, 23, of the 266 studied were GMs at 10 years out. Thirty-three of these were in small companies, i.e., those with less than 1,000 employees 26 were in large businesses. Two career tracks seemed to lead to GM. Those who changed fields between entry job and job at 5 years out were twice as likely to be in GM at 10 years out. Starting their own business was heavily represented in the GM group.
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