Headhunting in high technology

Macdonald S. (1986) Headhunting in high technology. Technovation, 4 3: 233-245. doi:10.1016/0166-4972(86)90015-5

Author Macdonald S.
Title Headhunting in high technology
Journal name Technovation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0166-4972
Publication date 1986
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0166-4972(86)90015-5
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 233
End page 245
Total pages 13
Subject 1403 Econometrics
1405 Management of Technology and Innovation
Abstract High technology is information-intensive: high technology firms require much more information than they can produce themselves, and they require it quickly. Much of this information is acquired by personal and informal means through information networks. Those same networks also provide the connections by which individuals can move easily from one job to another, carrying information with them as they go. With the rapid expansion in high technology activity during the late seventies, informal information networks have proved unable to provide complete coverage and interconnection even in such dense concentrations of high technology industry as Silicon Valley. Consequently, an opportunity has arisen for headhunters - recruiters of key personnel - to provide formal links among informal information networks. A study of the operation of high technology headhunters in Silicon Valley provides some insight into the role of information, and the importance of information networks, in high technology industry.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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