POWER DYNAMICS WITHIN TOP MANAGEMENT AND THEIR IMPACTS ON CEO DISMISSAL FOLLOWED BY INSIDE SUCCESSION. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Following a power perspective, this study is a longitudinal examination of the antecedents of CEO dismissal followed by inside succession. Our theory highlights interest conflicts and competition within top management. We propose that CEO origin, CEO tenure, non-CEO inside directors, and senior executive ownership are important antecedents of CEO dismissal followed by inside succession. Evidence from a sample of 387 large U.S. corporations suggests that non-CEO senior executives frequently play an important role in CEO dismissal.

published proceedings

  • Academy of Management Journal

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Shen, W., & Cannella, A. A.

citation count

  • 208

complete list of authors

  • Shen, W||Cannella, AA

publication date

  • December 2002