Where Do Our Managers Come From?

  • Jean-Louis Barsoux
  • Peter Lawrence
Part of the Economics Today book series (ET)


It might be said that there are basically two ways of improving someone’s ability to do a difficult and demanding job. The first is greater intellectual preparation, either in terms of an understanding of the principles underlying the work, or in the sense of general educational attainment. The second way is practice at doing the job. Britain has traditionally relied on the latter to produce its managerial stock.


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  • Peter Lawrence

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