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Selected Case

published: 27 Apr 2009, 1 Page
  • Research Area: Organisational Behaviour
  • Industry: Biotech / Medical

Abstract:
This series of cases tells the story of a functional specialist whose career goal is to become a general manager. Harris Roberts is repeatedly promised a promotion that never comes around. He must decide whether to be patient and improve his internal lobbying efforts, or instead look outside the firm, perhaps making a more entrepreneurial move.

Pedagogical Objectives:
This series of cases is designed to open modules concerned with the career decision-making process. What strategies are effective when one decides to make a career transition? How does one garner support, from mentors, sponsors and significant others, for such a transition? What is the process of change? How does one come to define what one truly wants to do next? The case series is designed as a companion to readings from

Keywords:
Career Choice, Mentoring, Managing Re-Entry

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