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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Top management team role structure: A vantage point for advancing upper echelons research
Organization Unit
  • Shenghui Ma
  • Yasemin Y Kor
  • David Seidl
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Strategic Management Journal
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0143-2095
Volume 43
Number 8
Page Range 01 - 028
Date 2022
Abstract Text 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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Digital Object Identifier 10.1002/smj.3368
Other Identification Number merlin-id:22027
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