Selection at the Top: An Annotated Bibliography

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Center for Creative Leadership, 1997 - Business & Economics - 92 pages
In this era of rapidly changing organizational environments, the task of executive selection is critical. Practitioners clearly need help with such essential questions as: What does it mean to be successful in today's organizations? How can we select executives who are more likely to perform successfully in them? This book seeks to address those questions by providing an introduction to what recent literature says about selection at the top of organizations (chief executive officer and two levels down) and how it relates to the selected executive's success and to the organizational goals. The book contains an annotated bibliography of over 100 sources of the literature on executive selection. The annotations are organized to provide information about selection at the top; the effect of organizational context on selection; the characteristics of jobs at the top; the characteristics of executives; methods for selecting higher level personnel and predicting their success; executive performance after selection; and organizational outcomes. The bibliography includes scientific journal articles, technical reports, articles from the popular press, books, book chapters, and viewpoints of practitioners and experts in the field. An author index is included. (LMI)

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