Top management team characteristics and strategic changes in diversification posture: the case of U.S. multinationals in the European Community

Wally, Stefan and Becerra, Manuel (2001) Top management team characteristics and strategic changes in diversification posture: the case of U.S. multinationals in the European Community. Group and Organization Management, 26 2: 165-188. doi:10.1177/1059601101262003


Author Wally, Stefan
Becerra, Manuel
Title Top management team characteristics and strategic changes in diversification posture: the case of U.S. multinationals in the European Community
Journal name Group and Organization Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1059-6011
1552-3993
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1059601101262003
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 165
End page 188
Total pages 24
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the relationship of top management team (TMT) composition to strategic changes in international diversification of a sample of U.S. multinationals in Europe during the 1980s. The findings indicate that international diversification of U.S. multinationals in Europe increased and that certain TMT demographics were significantly associated with such change. Specifically, the results indicate that greater TMT organizational tenure was positively associated and TMT core functional specialization negatively associated with increases in international diversification. A top management team’s cognitive perspectives as reflected in team demographic characteristics influence the degree of change in international diversification of the multinationals in the sample.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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