This study examined the relative effectiveness of three structural approaches to reducing team size. Seventy-one five-person teams engaged in a simulated interactive task in which the approach to downsizing was manipulated. Results suggest that the structural approaches to reducing team… Read moreHOW DIFFERENT TEAM DOWNSIZING APPROACHES INFLUENCE TEAM-LEVEL ADAPTATION AND PERFORMANCE.
An assumption in prior research is that debt is homogeneous and provides inappropriate governance for R&D investments. We argue that debt is heterogeneous: although transactional debt does indeed impose strict contractual constraints that provide inappropriate governance for R&D investments, relational… Read moreTHE IMPLICATIONS OF DEBT HETEROGENEITY FOR R&D INVESTMENT AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
In a U.S. sample of nonprofit professional theaters, we examine how slack resources interact with environmental threat appraisal to influence product exploration and exploitation. We find systematic variation depending on the extent to which a resource is rare and absorbed… Read moreTHE EFFECTS OF SLACK RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT ON PRODUCT EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION.
Drawing on the emotional labor and work recovery literatures, we examined the relationship between workday break activities and emotional experiences and the role these variables play in the performance of positive affective displays in service interactions. In results based on… Read moreMAKING THE BREAK COUNT: AN EPISODIC EXAMINATION OF RECOVERY ACTIVITIES, EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES, AND POSITIVE AFFECTIVE DISPLAYS.
Acquisitions often occur in waves within industries. We extend the theoretical understanding of such waves by drawing upon research on early mover advantage and bandwagon effects to develop arguments regarding the likely performance potential of participating at different points in… Read moreTHE PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS OF PARTICIPATING IN AN ACQUISITION WAVE: EARLY MOVER ADVANTAGES, BANDWAGON EFFECTS, AND THE MODERATING INFLUENCE OF INDUSTRY CHARACTERISTICS AND ACQUIRER TACTICS.
This study advances research on entrepreneurial orientation and social capital by examining how the configuration of a founding team’s intra- and extraindustry network ties shapes the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and new venture performance. Using an original data set of… Read moreENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION AND NEW VENTURE PERFORMANCE: THE MODERATING ROLE OF INTRA- AND EXTRAINDUSTRY SOCIAL CAPITAL.
Using data from 94 top management teams, we found that dyadic goal importance congruence between CEOs and vice presidents (VPs) partially mediated the relationship of CEO transformational leadership with individual VPs;attitudes, but not their performance. However, finer-grained analyses suggested it… Read moreCEO TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP: THE ROLE OF GOAL IMPORTANCE CONGRUENCE IN TOP MANAGEMENT TEAMS.
To enhance understanding of expatriate adjustment, we examine the effect of the decision autonomy afforded to expatriate managers on their own adjustment as well as the moderating effect of global integration pressure. We further investigate the mitigating effect of a… Read moreWHEN DOES DECISION AUTONOMY INCREASE EXPATRIATE MANAGERS’ ADJUSTMENT? AN EMPIRICAL TEST.