Sibel Yamak (Galatasaray University)
Sibel Yamak (Department of Management, Galatasaray University, Istanbul)
Alessandro Minichilli (Department of Management, Bocconi University, Milan)
Marta Geletkanycz (Boston College, USA)
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The study of Top Management Teams is one of the key issues for researchers in strategic management. Top executives are assumed to be among the most important actors in the firms’ struggle with the new challenges derived from changes in the competitive environment. The series of EIASM Workshops in Top Management Teams in Business Strategy were born as a specialized and focused forum were researchers could maintain a distended but constructive discussion about the relationship among Top Management Teams and the ability of firms to strategically respond to the challenges they face, as well as finding new opportunities for research collaborations.
The first edition took place in Valencia (Spain) in March 2010, and it was chaired by Alejandro Escribá-Esteve (University of Valencia, Spain) and Alessandro Minichilli (Bocconi University, Italy). As a consequence of the great success of participation we are convinced that the TMT & Business Strategy Research workshop is an excellent opportunity to develop and strength the research networks among scholars interested in these topics.
Top managers are considered the most influential actors in the firms’ strategic behavior and a large body of research presents evidence for executive effects in different settings. Yet only recently have researchers started to pay attention to the role of the social and environmental contexts in which top management teams (TMTs) are embedded. Contextual factors at the team, organizational, industry and business system level are considered not only important determinants of executive composition but also moderating forces shaping the consequences of executive characteristics for firm strategy and performance. In addition, the extent to which top managers matter and exert an influence on their firms differ with national level institutional settings and there is an increased interest in the cross-national variation in executive effects.
The objectives of this workshop are threefold: (1) to analyze the state of the art on Top Management Teams & Strategy Research, paying special attention the role of context; (2) to devise the future avenues for research on this topic; and (3) to generate opportunities for cross-border collaboration between TMT researchers. We encourage submission of papers that fall into one of the following three domains:
Deadline for abstracts submission: December 6, 2010
"Special Issue on Contextualizing Top Management Teams"
Cancellations made before March 13, 2011 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
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