Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129632
Authors: 
Grönqvist, Erik
Lindqvist, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1069
Abstract: 
We show that officer training during the Swedish military service has a strong positive effect on the probability to attain a managerial position later in life. The most intense type of officer training increases the probability of becoming a civilian manager by about 5 percentage points, or 75 percent. Officer training also increases educational attainment post-military service. We argue that the effect on civilian leadership could be due to acquisition of leadership specific skills during the military service, and present suggestive evidence related to alternative mechanisms, such as signalling, networks, and training unrelated to leadership.
Subjects: 
Leadership
management
CEOs
non-cognitive skills
regressiondiscontinuity
program evaluation
conscription
military service
military officers
military leadership
JEL: 
J24
J31
I20
M51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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