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Does top management team diversity promote or hamper foreign expansion?

Barkema, Harry G. and Shvyrkov, Oleg (2007) Does top management team diversity promote or hamper foreign expansion? Strategic Management Journal, 28 (7). pp. 663-680. ISSN 0143-2095

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Abstract

Prior research suggests that top management team (TMT) diversity increases strategic innovation. We extended this argument to the case of entering new geographic areas. In addition to exploring the cognitive implications of TMT diversity, as done in prior research, we explored when diversity may lead to the formation of subgroups within TMTs hampering communication and the propensity to enter new geographic areas. We also examined how these positive cognitive and negative social implications change over time as TMT members interact over the years. The hypotheses were tested using ordinal probit analysis and data on 2,159 expansions of 25 companies over a period of more than three decades.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28...
Additional Information: © 2007 John Wiley and Sons
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M51 - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions (hiring, firing, turnover, part-time, temporary workers, seniority issues)
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M5 - Personnel Economics > M54 - Labor Management (team formation, worker empowerment, job design, tasks and authority, work arrangemetns, job satisfaction)
Sets: Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 13:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38105/

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