An upper echelons perspective of organizational capacity for change: an international study of initial public offerings

Talaulicar, Till, Judge, William, Bell, Greg, Zattoni, Alessandro and Adegbite, Emmanuel (2011) An upper echelons perspective of organizational capacity for change: an international study of initial public offerings. In: 31st SMS Annual International Conference: Strategies for a Multi-Polar World, 6-9 November 2011, Miami, Florida.

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Abstract

Organizational capacity for change (OCC) is a dynamic capability that captures an organization’s ability to anticipate and/or react to pressures to adapt. Prior research has shown that OCC tends to be positively associated with firm performance. However, knowledge on the antecedents of this important dynamic capability is still limited. The present paper analyzes the determinants of OCC from an upper echelons perspective. We argue that both the top management team’s (TMT) composition and processes influence OCC. Hypotheses are developed and tested with a unique primary dataset gathered from IPOs in 15 countries. Our findings suggest that TMT processes appear to be much better predictors of OCC than TMT demographic characteristics. These results have important implications for research on TMTs and organizational change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 14:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9376

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