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Research: The Curse of Extremes: Generalist Career Experience and CEO Initial Compensation

Posted 5.25.2021

Research: The Curse of Extremes: Generalist Career Experience and CEO Initial Compensation

New research published in the Journal of Management by Simon Peck, associate professor of design and innovation, challenges the assumption that generalist CEO’s—CEO’s who have worked in different organizational areas for a number of different firms—are more valued and should receive higher compensation.

Peck and his coauthors argue that the accumulation of extensive levels of career generalism through frequent job hopping gradually causes a lack of experience depth and insufficient career specialization, triggering lower CEO market value and initial pay. 

Read the full research published in the Journal of Management.


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