CEO-senior executive dissimilarity and CEO dismissal: The moderating role of power distance

Weiwen Li, Yuan Lu, Ai He, Yuanyuan Gong

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Abstract

The extant literature has focused on economic and political factors as the key determinants of CEO dismissal. This study draws from social psychological perspectives to investigate how the social psychological dynamics between senior executives and CEOs might play a role in CEO dismissal. The results show that (1) CEOs dissimilar to senior executives are less likely to be dismissed and (2) the negative effect of CEO-senior executive dissimilarity on CEO dismissal is more salient in low power distance societies.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2011Aug 16 2011

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Other71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period8/12/118/16/11

Keywords

  • CEO dismissal
  • CEO-senior executive dissimilarity
  • Power distance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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    Li, W., Lu, Y., He, A., & Gong, Y. (2011). CEO-senior executive dissimilarity and CEO dismissal: The moderating role of power distance. Paper presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011, San Antonio, TX, United States. https://doi.org/10.5464/AMBPP.2011.162.a