Attributes of Successful MBAs: A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study

By Thomas W. HarrellBernard Alpert
1986| Working Paper No. 898

Are attributes of successful MBAs useful for predicting success, and thereby improving business management? In a twenty-year study of Stanford MBAs, 15 and 20 year results have identified the extreme importance to success of sociability. The study also showed a continuing trend to move out of larger companies into self employment in very small companies, and the relatively lower earning after 20 years of engineers and older employees.

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