The impact of CEO succession on top management teams and thedegree of firm internationalisation

Wen Ting Lin, Yunshi Liu

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Abstract

In this paper, we used CEO succession events to explore the effects of the post-succession Top Management Team (TMT) structural changes on a firm's change in its degree of internationalisation. In addition, we examined the moderating effects of the industrial environment on the relationship between post-succession TMT changes and a firm's change in its degree of internationalisation. We tested hypotheses by using 2000-2005 data from 185 succession observations from listed companies in Taiwan as a research sample. The results show that a firm will opt for higher levels of change in its international scale degree when there is a high degree of structural change that occurs in its post-succession TMT. Moreover, the impact of post-succession TMT changes to a firm's degree of international scale increases significantly when the firm faces a munificent or complex industry environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-270
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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