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Working Paper

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It has long been understood by organizations and academics that the people make the place (Schneider, 1987). A quality workforce is an important source of competitive advantage, and organizational and financial success for firms (Capelli, 2000; Chapman, Uggerslev, Carroll, Piasentin, & Jones, 2005; Huselid, 1995; Pfeffer, 1994, 1998; Teece, 1998). Attracting talent is difficult for business organizations, and may become increasingly so in the years to come, as demographic and economic factors create a war for talent (Chapman, et al., 2005; Johnson, 2000; Michaels, Handfield-Jones, & Axelrod, 2001). Particularly salient in this war for talent is the ability to attract graduating MBA students from top-ranked international business schools. Our research studies this population to gain insight into what MBA’s in the 21st Century care about during their job searches. Academics


Business Law, Public Responsibility, and Ethics

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources