Managerial tenure and recovery following M-form reorganization in diversified firms.

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Scott Geiger

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January 2000

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November 2011


We identify two factors that affect how quickly highly interdependent diversified firms recover from the performance disruptions that typically accompany M-form reorganizations: (1) organizational tenure and (2) the tenure of top management teams. We find that top management teams with a rare combination of long organizational tenure and relatively short team tenure are associated with faster performance recovery in diversified firms with extensive business unit interdependencies. The effects of managerial tenure on recovery time were found to be inconsequential in unrelated diversified firms where the reorganization task is less complex.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Business Research, 50, 287-296. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




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