External management succession, human capital, and firm performance: an integrative analysis
Economic analysis of human capital leads to a somewhat different question than that addressed by other management research on external succession: do differences between external successors in the transferability of their human capital affect firm performance, and if so, how? By comparing external successors that have within-industry and related-industry skills, we find that successors with less transferable (related-industry) skills have greater variance of firm performance. Our analysis provides an example of the benefits of integrating economic concepts with empirical research in competitive strategy, on a topic of central concern in the traditional strategic management literature, namely, top executives. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume (Year): 24 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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