Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Management and Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (MEHSS 2018)

Top Management Team Power Distribution and its Effect

Authors
Peng Xie, Lu Ma
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Peng Xie
Available Online April 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mehss-18.2018.68How to use a DOI?
Keywords
top management team, power distribution, effect.
Abstract
The intensifying competition in the market leads innovation to become a new weapon for enterprises to improve their market competitiveness. As an important decision-maker and executor of corporate strategy, the top management team (TMT) is the core group to decide on organizational outcomes, such as strategic choices and performances, etc. Power is one of the most crucial parts of TMT. Researchers in the field of strategic management have reported that TMT power disparity has significant impacts on top managers’ cognition, emotion, decision processes and firm performance. This paper reviews related literature, which provides deep insights on the influence of power of TMT. Some argued that TMT with unequal power distribution would promote the development of the firm, while others found that equal power distribution would make a positive impact on the team. Accordingly, this paper conducts a literature review focusing on the definitions, influencing factors and effects of top management team power distribution. Finally, it points out the existing drawbacks and some future research directions.
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