Foreign executive appointments: A multilevel examination

Greve, Peder ; Biemann, Torsten ; Ruigrok, Winfried

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of World Business
Volume: 50
Issue number: 4
Page range: 674-686
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 1090-9516
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): Top management teams Cross-border mobility Executive appointments Internationalization Multilevel analysis
Abstract: As multinational enterprises (MNE) expand, their attachment to the country of origin is challenged by the need to adapt to an increasingly diverse geographical posture. We examine how these countervailing forces affect top management team (TMT) composition and test a model that associates foreign executive appointments with individual- and firm-level antecedents. Using multilevel data comprising 1446 TMT appointments at 360 large European firms between 2001 and 2005, we show that individual experiential characteristics, the type of TMT function, prior performance of the MNE, and the MNE's overall degree of internationalization are associated with foreign TMT appointments. We discuss how our findings contribute to the international business literature and complement recent research on the internationalization of TMTs.

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