The stable core and dynamic periphery in top management teams
Author: Roberto, Michael A.
Source: Management Decision, Volume 41, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 120-131(12)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:This study explores how top management teams make strategic decisions. The findings indicate that the top management team performs a variety of monitoring and control functions within most firms, but that a single team with stable composition does not make strategic choices in most organizations. Instead, different groups, with members from multiple organizational levels, form to make various strategic decisions. A stable subset of the top team forms the core of each of these multiple decision-making bodies. The findings offer a possible explanation for inconsistent findings in the top management team literature, and suggest several new directions for future senior team research.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-03-01
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