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USU researchers explore 'glass cliff' theory

Herald Journal

By Kevin Opsahl

Women and minority leaders will likely continue to be hired to lead struggling organizations — and likely be replaced by white males if those organizations don’t improve — unless corporations make changes to hiring practices, according to two Utah State University researchers.

Professors Alison Cook and Christy Glass recently published papers exploring the conditions under which “nontraditional leaders” — such as women and minorities — ascend to top leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies and NCAA Division I Basketball teams.

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