Turnover and heterogeneity in top management networks: a demographic analysis of two Swedish business groups

Sven-Olof Collin, Timurs Umans

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    Abstract

    A theory based on the demography of top management teams is used to explain membership turnover in two Swedish business groups, network analysis being used to define group membership. The results suggest these business groups possess a combination of financial and industrial experience as a group resource and the socialising strategy of control as a force counteracting the conflict-producing force of heterogeneity. An organisational demographic perspective focusing on opposing forces of heterogeneity and homogeneity is developed. It is shown that the perspective can be applied both to formal organisations and to informal ones such as networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-55
    Number of pages24
    JournalInternational Journal of Business Science and Applied Management
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Business Administration (50202)
    • Social Sciences (5)

    Keywords

    • Top management networks
    • business groups
    • heterogeneity
    • turnover

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