Managerial tenure and recovery following M-form reorganization in diversified firms.
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.
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Hoffman, J.T., Williams, R. J., Lamont, B.T. & Geiger, S. W. (2000). Managerial tenure and recovery following M-form reorganization in diversified firms. Journal of Business Research, 50, 287-296.
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