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Who gets to the top? Generalists versus specialists in managerial organizations


  • Daniel Ferreira
  • Raaj K. Sah


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  • Daniel Ferreira & Raaj K. Sah, 2012. "Who gets to the top? Generalists versus specialists in managerial organizations," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 43(4), pages 577-601, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:randje:v:43:y:2012:i:4:p:577-601
    DOI: 1756-2171.12000

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