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God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement

David W. Miller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195314809
eISBN:
9780199785278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314809.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What was once taboo — faith at work — is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work. Yet they ... More


Changes at the Top: The Antecedents of Executive Turnover and Succession

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter begins with a broad introduction to the concept of CEO succession. In the first major section, it discusses the drivers of executive succession, focusing on several important antecedents ... More


Changes at the Top: The Consequences of Executive Turnover and Succession

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses how CEO and top management team succession can affect a number of important organizational outcomes. The first section is organized around the broad kinds of changes that a ... More


Learning to See, to Adapt to, and to Value Uncertainty

Han Smit and Thras Moraitis

in Playing at Acquisitions: Behavioral Option Games

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140001
eISBN:
9781400852178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140001.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter provides the reader with a helicopter view of a quantitative value-based framework. A key argument in this book is that volatility is always present. Uncertainty means that today's ... More


Evolution and Powers of the CEO

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

US corporations are not required by law to have a chief executive officer, but are required to have a board of directors. How the board arranges things beyond that is up to it. In the “pre-modern” ... More


Whose Company Is It? Changing CEO Ideology in Japan

George Olcott

in Corporate Governance and Managerial Reform in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563630
eISBN:
9780191721359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563630.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, HRM / IR

This chapter reports the results of interviews with senior managers of large Japanese companies in 2007 and 2008. There is recognition of a greater role for the CEO, and of a less collegial approach ... More


Avoiding the Winner's Curse

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In many cases, company executives have turned away from continuing on a path to actually winning a venture that they started pursuing. This chapter examines the reason why these managers were willing ... More


Why Some Firms Thrive While Others Fail: Governance and Management Lessons from the Crisis

Thomas H. Stanton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915996
eISBN:
9780199950324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915996.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Why did some firms weather the financial crisis and others not? This book builds on interviews and access to internal documents from over a dozen major financial companies, investigates their ... More


Franchising Dreams: The Lure of Entrepreneurship in America

Peter M. Birkeland

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226051901
eISBN:
9780226051925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

McDonald's, Blockbuster Video, Jiffy Lube, and Subway: franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, ... More


The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The Marxist prediction that capitalist bureaucracy must inevitably neutralize individualistic leadership in industry, has been disproved over and over by the careers of industrial “superstars” from ... More


Power: The Greasy Pole

Jonathan Charkham and Anne Simpson

in Fair Shares: The Future of Shareholder Power and Responsibility

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292142
eISBN:
9780191684876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292142.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

The legal framework of the company was always intended to facilitate the accumulation of power and resources necessary for the size and duration of modern commercial and industrial enterprises. ... More


The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Stefan Tengblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book addresses one of the most central issues in the field of management and answers the following questions: What do managers actually do at work? How do they tackle their responsibilities and ... More


Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation

Robert W. Kolb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199829583
eISBN:
9780190258498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199829583.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The scholarly literature on executive compensation is vast. As such, this literature provides an unparalleled resource for studying the interaction between the setting of incentives (or the attempted ... More


Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters

Robert A. Burgelman, Webb McKinney, and Philip E. Meza

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190640446
eISBN:
9780190640477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190640446.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book documents the differential contribution of Hewlett Packard’s successive CEOs in sustaining the company’s integral process of “corporate becoming,” an open-ended ongoing process for which ... More


Managerial work at the top: Tracing changes in work practices and efforts towards theory development 1

Stefan Tengblad

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reports on the work patterns of eight CEOs at large companies. The chapter focuses on the evolving nature of top management work through a comparison with such work as described by Sune ... More


Celebrity/China*

Elaine Jeffreys and Louise Edwards

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book discusses the specific forms of celebrity that exist in China today and explores how China's celebrity culture incorporates aspects of global, capitalist practices into local Chinese ... More


Overview

Andrea Prat, Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, and Raffaella Sadun

in The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588282
eISBN:
9780191595417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588282.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter contains studies on HR and management practices, which look at heterogeneity of practices across firms and at their relationship with firm performance. A second relevant strand of the ... More


Data Sources

Andrea Prat, Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, and Raffaella Sadun

in The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588282
eISBN:
9780191595417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588282.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses four datasets. The first two are collected for the purpose of this study, and contain information on a cross section of Italian managers and CEOs. The latter datasets are ... More


Fidelity versus Performance

Andrea Prat, Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, and Raffaella Sadun

in The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588282
eISBN:
9780191595417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588282.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter draws evidence on the personnel policies of firms. It briefly describes the two competing models analysed before, the performance model and the fidelity model. It then assesses how the ... More


Corporate Boards in Law and Practice: A Comparative Analysis in Europe

Paul Davies, Klaus Hopt, Richard Nowak, and Gerard van Solinge (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198705154
eISBN:
9780191774256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705154.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, EU Law

Corporate boards play a central role in corporate governance and are thus regulated in the corporate law and corporate governance codes of all industrialized countries. Yet while there is a common ... More


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