The organizational predictors of executive career advancement in career moves across employers
This paper examines the career moves of executives between two different organizations and looks at the characteristics of executivesÂ´ employing organizations as a predictor of the success of the moves. The paper uses a proprietary data set of a retained executive search firm that contains information on the career paths of executives in the financial services industry. The results show that the perceived operational excellence of executivesÂ´ employing organization has a significant signaling power for other employers and strongly impacts the success of executivesÂ´ moves across different organizations.
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