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Searching for a corporate savior : the irrational quest for charismatic CEOs

Author: Rakesh Khurana
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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Publisher's description: Corporate CEOs are headline news. Stock prices rise and fall at word of their hiring and firing. Business media debate their merits and defects as if individual leaders determined the health of the economy. Yet we know surprisingly little about how CEOs are selected and dismissed or about their true power. This is the first book to take us into the often secretive world of the CEO selection  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rakesh Khurana
ISBN: 0691074372 9780691074375 0691120390 9780691120393
OCLC Number: 49681116
Description: xx, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Everyone Knew He Was Brilliant": The Wooing of Jamie Dimon --
A Different Kind of Market --
The Rise of the Charismatic CEO --
Board Games: The Role of Directors in CEO Search --
The Go-Betweens: The Role of the Executive Search Firm --
Crowning Napoleon: The Making of the Charismatic Candidate --
Open Positions, Closed Shops: Learning from the External CEO Succession Process.
Responsibility: Rakesh Khurana.
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"The most important--and timely--management book of 2002. Rakesh Khurana pulls back the curtain on ... the vogue for hiring celebrity outsiders over capable insiders... A thousand hosannas."--Fortune Read more...

 
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