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Type: Thesis
Title: The bright side of belief dispersion within TMTs
Author: Li, Shihe
Issue Date: 2019
School/Discipline: Business School
Abstract: Prior research shows that firm innovation policies can be affected by the perceptional lens of their top executives. However, existing literature has exclusively focused on CEOs and ignored the interactional effect among CEO and non-CEO executives. In this study, I examine the effect of having different opinions within a firm’s TMT and find that belief dispersion within the TMT is positively related to corporate innovative efficiency. This result still holds after considering potential endogeneity in the baseline regressions. Next, I use three subsample analyses to indicate that information sharing and bias reduction are potentially the channels of the positive effect of belief dispersion. The last section of this thesis provides evidence that illustrates a positive relationship between TMTs belief dispersion and firm performance, yielding further corporate implications.
Advisor: Zurbrugg, Ralf-Yves
Yu, Chia-Feng
XU, Limin
Dissertation Note: Thesis (MPhil.) -- University of Adelaide, Business School, 2020
Keywords: Top management team
confidence dispersion
corporate innovation
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