Career patterns of top management team members in five countries: an optimal matching analysis

Biemann, Torsten ; Wolf, Joachim

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2009
The title of a journal, publication series: International Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume: 20
Issue number: 5
Page range: 975-991
Place of publication: London
Publishing house: Routledge
ISSN: 0958-5192 , 1466-4399
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): career patterns , culture , international experience , organizational tenure , optimal matching analysis , top management teams
Abstract: This paper introduces optimal matching analysis (OMA) to the field of top management research. With this method, we develop six career patterns of top management team (TMT) members from five countries based on their international experience, organizational tenure and professional experience. The results provide strong support for the significance of these patterns, since each country (Denmark, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) shows one to four predominant career patterns of their managers and the occurrence of these patterns also differs significantly between the fields of activity within the TMT (chairperson, head of a division, primary activities and support activities).

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