"A thorough representative overview.... In addition to doing an excellent job of bringing together what is known about strategic leadership, the authors provide a wealth of insightful models, propositions, and other suggestions for scholarly research aimed at advancing the field of strategic leadership. This sophisticated, well-written book is a valuable addition to the literature.... Highly recommended."--CHOICE
Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boardsby Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick
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This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The authors synthesize what is known about strategic leadership and indicate new research directions. The book is meant primarily for scholars who strive to assess and understand the phenomena of strategic leadership. It offers a considerable foundation on which professionals involved in executive search, compensation, appraisal and staffing, as well as board members who evaluate executive performance and potential, might build their tools and perspectives.
Meet the Author
Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership, Top Management Teams, and Managing Mergers and Acquisitions. He is also Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program, as well as a consultant for companies around the world. Professor Finkelstein has conducted extensive research on strategic leadership, published numerous articles in the major journals in his field, and has written ten books.
Donald C. Hambrick is the Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business Administration, at The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a PhD degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses primarily on the study of top executives and their effects on strategy and performance. An active consultant and executive education instructor, he also served as president of the Academy of Management.
Albert A. Cannella Jr. is Koerner Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1991. He serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal. His research interests focus on executives, entrepreneurship, and competitive dynamics.
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