Identifying and developing promotability in R&D laboratories

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Findings from a study of 2233 nonsupervisory R&D professionals suggest that nonsupervisors are more likely to be assessed promotable to technical management positions if they possess managerial interests and abilities, and if they are exposed to managerial development opportunities. In addition, these findings demonstrate that career development opportunities enhance the assessment as promotable of nonsupervisors possessing managerial interests and abilities. Implications for career management in R&D are discussed. Some directions for future research are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-72
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


  • Dual ladders
  • Promotability
  • R&D careers
  • Technology management


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