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The singularity of the German doctorate as a signal for managerial talent: causes, consequences and future developments


Franck, E; Opitz, C (2007). The singularity of the German doctorate as a signal for managerial talent: causes, consequences and future developments. Management Revue, 18(2):220-241.

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The paper focuses on signaling options for managerial talent under different higher education regimes. The educational paths in a sample of top managers of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S., France and Germany are consistent with our theoretical conjectures. For the singular role of the German doctorate, the traditional chair system in doctoral education and training is essential. The effects of higher education reforms are discussed. In Germany the doctorate is a powerful signal for managerial talent. Future signaling options are closely tied to German higher education reform.

The paper focuses on signaling options for managerial talent under different higher education regimes. The educational paths in a sample of top managers of the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S., France and Germany are consistent with our theoretical conjectures. For the singular role of the German doctorate, the traditional chair system in doctoral education and training is essential. The effects of higher education reforms are discussed. In Germany the doctorate is a powerful signal for managerial talent. Future signaling options are closely tied to German higher education reform.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:19 Mar 2009 17:15
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:24
Publisher:Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISSN:0935-9915
Additional Information:Special Issue: Managing Higher Education, edited by Gerd Grözinger and Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez
Official URL:http://www.hampp-verlag.de/hampp_e-journals_mrev.htm#2007
Related URLs:http://www.wiso-net.de/webcgi?START=A60&DOKV_DB=ZECO&DOKV_NO=MREV2007020013&DOKV_HS=0&PP=1
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2851

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