Accession Number : ADA141411

Title :   Careers in High Technology: Notes on Technical Career Progression with Special Reference to Possible Issues for Minorities,

Corporate Author : ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Bailyn,L

PDF Url : ADA141411

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This paper begins by defining those characteristics of careers in high technology that might be problematic for minorities, such as organizational procedures of recruitment and criteria for promotion, individual motivations, and career orientations. It describes four routes of career progression in R&D labs: managerial, technical, project-to-project, and 4) technical transfer. The next section details an individual case study of a black engineer employed in central R&D lab of successful company. Paper concludes with implications for organizational career procedures and suggestions for future research. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Careers, *Jobs, *Minorities, Management, Engineers, Performance(Human), Promotion(Advancement), Motivation, Technology transfer, Black(Color), Industries, Organizations, Recruiting, Research management, Personnel management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE