Matching Managers to Strategy: An Investigation of Perfor Mance Implications and Boundary Conditions

Anisya S. Thomas, Kannan Ramaswamy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper explores a series of relationships between top managers, strategic direction and financial perfor Mance. Building on previous studies, it was hypothesised that: (a) firms pursuing different strategies would be led by managers with different profiles; and, (b) firms which aligned the profiles of their top managers with the requirements of their strategies would outperfor M those that did not achieve such alignment. Further the importance of the strategy-manager alignment under various environmental and organisational constraints was also investigated. The results of the empirical examination of a sample of U.S. companies from three industries suggest that matching managers to strategy is a significant component of superior perfor Mance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-93
Number of pages21
JournalAustralian Journal of Management
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • LEADERSHIP
  • PERFORMANCE
  • STRATEGY
  • TOP MANAGERS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Matching Managers to Strategy: An Investigation of Perfor Mance Implications and Boundary Conditions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this