The role of the interlocking director and board receptivity in the diffusion of practices

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Abstract

Board interlocks are frequently examined as conduits of practices between firms. I propose that variance among the individual directors who create these linkages affects the likelihood information is transmitted across them. Further, I discuss organizational characteristics that shape how receptive a board is to the diffusion of practices. I conceptualize a model to investigate, first, which directors are more likely to transmit experience or knowledge about organizational practices and, second, what factors influence how that information is received.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-264
Number of pages19
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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