ERIC Number: ED309686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Liberal Education and the Corporation. The Hiring and Advancement of College Graduates.
The interrelation of higher education and corporate management at a time when educational and industrial institutions are reassessing their basic strategies is discussed. The corporate career paths of college graduates are examined with a focus on the comparative advantages of liberal arts, business, and engineering degrees. The three primary sources of information are: a survey of major corporations, focusing on their policies and practices in hiring and promoting college graduates; a parallel survey of middle and senior managers of large companies emphasizing their career experiences and assessment of other managers of varying educational backgrounds; and a detailed examination of the experience of major corporations in the hiring and promotion of college graduates. Seven chapters are as follows: higher education and corporate careers; corporate recruitment of liberal arts graduates; what companies want in liberal arts graduates; liberal arts graduates in corporate careers; educational cultures in corporate management; strategies for educational and corporate change; and liberal education and a new generation of corporate leadership. Appended are a company survey form and a manager survey (interview schedule). Contains approximately 170 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Administration, Business, Career Guidance, Career Ladders, Change Strategies, College Graduates, Corporate Support, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Leadership, Liberal Arts, Personnel Selection, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment
Aldine de Gruyter, A Division of Walter de Gruyter, Inc., 200 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532 ($16.95 paperback; $35.95 hardcover, ISBN-0-202-30356-X).
Publication Type: Books; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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