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

Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein, and Donald C. Hambrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The basic premise is that, ... More


The Study of Top Executives

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/9780195162073.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides an overview of the important effects that top executives have on organizational outcomes—both strategy and performance. It describes how the domain of “strategic leadership” ... 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


The Dynamics of Board Process

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The degree of involvement of the boards of directors in the process of corporate strategy, corporate control, and the institutional function is subject to considerable variation, with some boards ... More


The Birth of the Business Roundtable

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter demonstrates how the Business Roundtable—a consortium of chief executive officers from approximately one hundred and fifty of America's largest publicly and privately held ... More


Conclusions

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

In the United Kingdom, the boards of directors of large public companies inhabit a rarefied world of power, influence, and responsibility. Directors enjoy the privileges of status and reputation and ... More


The Changing Expectations of Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Whereas the popular media and corporate governance experts have characterised boards largely as rubber stamps for management, a number of high-profile cases have shown that non-executive directors ... More


Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Boards of directors are coming under increasing scrutiny in terms of their contribution in monitoring and controlling management, particularly in the wake of high-profile corporate frauds and ... More


Conclusion

Michael W. McConnell

in The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter refers to the American founders as the first in the world to create a powerful, unitary, independent chief executive officer in the context of a system where the bulk of governing ... More


Researching Boards of Directors

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter outlines the methodological approach for the research on boards of directors, focusing on interviews with individual directors over a broad sample of companies, investors, and ... More


The Challenges of Business Leadership: CEOs and the Case of the Business Council of Australia  

Stephen Bell

in Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562992
eISBN:
9780191701856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562992.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Business leaders are assumed to play an important role in the national leadership of liberal democracies, an idea supported by major political theories. Pluralists have focused on the often ... More


Strategic Leadership

Donald C. Hambrick and Adam J. Wowak

in Strategic Management: State of the Field and Its Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190090883
eISBN:
9780190090920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090883.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Research on strategic leadership, or the study of top executives and their effects on organizational outcomes, has flourished over the past few decades. Firm strategies are the product of human ... More


Gentleman’s club or medieval court?

Pat O’Connor

in Management and gender in higher education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719083587
eISBN:
9781781706800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083587.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The collegial structure of universities, with their stress on election to management positions (the metaphor of the Gentleman’s Club) is being replaced by managerialism. Below the level of President, ... More


The Top and After the Top

C. T. McIntire

in Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098075
eISBN:
9780300130089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098075.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on Butterfield's tenure as vice-chancellor of Cambridge University. When he was elected Master, his aim was to carry on with research and writing. Next he became the chief ... More


Corporate Executives, Directors, and Boards

John R. Nofsinger and Pattanaporn Chatjuthamard

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter assesses the behavior of corporate managers and boards of directors within the framework of agency theory, stewardship theory, and psychological biases. In agency theory, a chief ... More


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