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Top management team diversity and firm performance: the effects of team orientation and process "a study of Australian SME"
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 02:43 authored by Zahra Sadeghinejad Karkavandi
Previous research on the relationship between top management team (TMT) diversity and firm performance has reported inconsistent findings. Following scholars' suggestions and in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the role of TMT diversity, this study examines a relatively new aspect of managerial cognition known as "metacognition". It integrates insights from entrepreneurship literature with the upper echelons perspective to introduce the concept of TMT metacognitive diversity to the existing discussion on the TMT diversity-firm performance relationship. To further reveal how and under what conditions TMT metacognitive diversity functions effectively, this study integrates entrepreneurial orientation and TMT behavioral integration as a mediator and moderator respectively. Eleven hypotheses were developed and tested using the structural equation modeling (SEM). To supplement the survey data, seven semi-structured interviews (two TMTs) were conducted. Based on both the quantitative and qualitative findings, several theoretical and managerial implications were developed. This research makes a contribution to both upper echelons and entrepreneurship literature. It enriches upper echelons research by going beyond the traditional focus on TMT demographics and directly measuring managerial cognition. It advances the entrepreneurship literature by explaining entrepreneurial initiatives from the upper echelons perspective. Suggestions are made for future research.
Table of Contents1. Introduction and oveview -- 2. Literature review -- 3. Conceptual framework and hypotheses -- 4. Research methodology -- 5. Data results -- 6. Discussion -- 7. Implications and conclusions.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references Thesis by publication.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Department, Centre or SchoolMacquarie Graduate School of Management
Year of Award2013
Principal SupervisorJo Rhodes
Additional Supervisor 1Peter Lok
RightsCopyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au Copyright Zahra Sadeghinejad Karkavandi 2013.
Extent1 online resources (291 pages) illustration, graphs, charts
Former Identifiersmq:30957 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/288435 2156936
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