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Top management team role structure: A vantage point for advancing upper echelons research


Ma, Shenghui; Kor, Yasemin Y; Seidl, David (2022). Top management team role structure: A vantage point for advancing upper echelons research. Strategic Management Journal, 43(8):01-028.

Abstract

The role structure of a top management team (TMT)—the roles of TMT members and the relationships among those roles—has important implications for how TMT members work together as a group in directing an organization and shaping its strategy. Although the importance of TMT role structure has long been noted, it has received scant attention until recently when upper-echelons scholars started examining its formation and influence. To stimulate a concerted effort in studying TMT role structure, we develop a framework elaborating its main themes, draw out key contributions from extant research (see the SMS Collection), and outline promising future directions. In particular, we highlight important dynamics of how formal and informal structures complement or compete with each other in the strategic leadership of an organization.

Abstract

The role structure of a top management team (TMT)—the roles of TMT members and the relationships among those roles—has important implications for how TMT members work together as a group in directing an organization and shaping its strategy. Although the importance of TMT role structure has long been noted, it has received scant attention until recently when upper-echelons scholars started examining its formation and influence. To stimulate a concerted effort in studying TMT role structure, we develop a framework elaborating its main themes, draw out key contributions from extant research (see the SMS Collection), and outline promising future directions. In particular, we highlight important dynamics of how formal and informal structures complement or compete with each other in the strategic leadership of an organization.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Business and International Management
Social Sciences & Humanities > Strategy and Management
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Date:1 August 2022
Deposited On:10 Feb 2022 06:49
Last Modified:26 Jun 2024 01:53
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0143-2095
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3368
Related URLs:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.3368 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:22027