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MBA Admission Criteria and an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set: Evidence From "Western" Style MBAs in India and Thailand

Shepherd, Dean , Douglas, Evan J., & Fitzsimmons, Jason R. (2008) MBA Admission Criteria and an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set: Evidence From "Western" Style MBAs in India and Thailand. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7(2), pp. 158-172.

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    Abstract

    We investigate the assessments of career attractiveness by 283 MBA students from India and Thailand, to use GMAT and work experience to explain variance in mind-sets that have previously been associated with successful managers. The fast-moving global economy requires managers to have an entrepreneurial mind-set, yet we find that MBA students with higher GMAT scores have career mind-sets that are more averse to work effort and to risk and therefore may discriminate against applicants with a greater propensity to behave entrepreneurally.

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    ID Code: 6477
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Self-archiving of the author-version is not yet supported by this publisher. evan.douglas@qut.edu.au
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    Keywords: Evan Douglas, Jason Fitzsimmons, Dean Shepherd, MBA students, education, career attractiveness, GMAT, HERN
    ISSN: 1537-260X
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
    Past > Schools > Brisbane Graduate School of Business
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Academy of Management
    Deposited On: 15 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:25

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