Are Leadership Positions with High Turnover Rates "Haunted"?

Sidle, Stuart D.
November 2007
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p82
Academic Journal
The article reviews the research article "Leaving a Legacy: Position Imprints and Successor Turnover in Young Firms," by M.D. Burton and C.H. Beckman published in "American Sociology Review" issue #72. The study looks at companies that have high employment turnover rates in specific executive positions and proposes that the initial person who occupied the position leaves an imprint that makes it difficult for those that follow them to fill. The study concludes that early decisions that young companies make can have long-term consequences.


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