Does it Take an Expert to Lead Experts? An Empirical Study of Business School Deans
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Goodall, Amanda H.
Should knowledge-intensive organizations be led by experts? To explore this, the paper studies the case of the world s leading business schools. It asks the question: are top scholars leading the top schools? A statistically significant correlation is presented. The higher a business school is in a global ranking, the higher the number of life-time citations of the dean. The paper offers a theory to explain this. Interview evidence is also provided.
Strategic leadership; knowledge-based organizations; upper echelons theory; strategic choice; business schools; citations
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