Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Richard A. Posthuma
This study empirically examines the relationship between top management team (TMT) heterogeneity and firm performance for a sample of multinational enterprises (MNEs) headquartered in 31 countries from across the globe. Utilizing the theoretical perspectives of upper echelons (Hambrick & Mason, 1984) and information processing (Daft, Bettenhausen, & Tyler, 1993; Galbraith, 1973), I hypothesize that global strategic posture, a measure of the intensity of a firm's involvement in the multinational business environment, moderates the relationships between TMT heterogeneity and firm performance. My findings reveal an "enhancing" interaction (Cohen, Cohen, West, & Aiken, 2003: 285-286) between the different TMT heterogeneities investigated and the corresponding firm performance measures. Implications, limitations and future research directions are discussed.
Received from ProQuest
Gil, Adrian, "Top Management Team Heterogeneity, Global Strategic Posture, and Firm Performance: Evidence from MNEs Headquartered Around the World" (2009). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 265.