Professor of Entrepreneurship
Corporate Governance; Board Process and Remuneration at the Top ;
Journal Article | Organization Studies | 28 | January 2007
Power and Glory: Concentrated Power in Top Management Teams
Strategic change is one of the most critical decisions that organizations make. The authors focus on the role of groups at the upper echelon of hierarchies and propose that concentrated power either in the CEO or the top management team is prone to be exercised, leading to a high rate of strategic change.The authors derive hypotheses on how formal and informal power concentration in top management teams have an effect on changes in corporate diversification.The findings suggest that power concentration strongly affects decision making.