Assignments: 1. Please read the following article, PP 6“12: “ Hambrick, D. C., & Mason, P. A. (1984). Upper echelons: The

  

Assignments:


1. Please read the following article, PP 612:


Hambrick, D. C., & Mason, P. A. (1984). Upper echelons: The organization as a reflection of

its top managers. Academy of management review, 9(2), 193206. (I attached it)



2. Please read the following article, PP 17, PP 1718


Certo, S. T., Lester, R. H., Dalton, C. M., & Dalton, D. R. (2006). Top management teams,

strategy and financial performance: A metaanalytic examination. Journal of Management

studies, 43(4), 813839 
 (I attached it)


3. Please read the following article:



https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/sites/gsb/files/publicationpdf/cgricloserlook36ceodivorce.pdf



Weekly discussion: Media, especially social media, is full of accounts where top managers are

pictured as either villains or heroes. In fact, the same CEO can be highly liked and disliked at the

same time. See, for instance, Jack Welch of General Electric and you will come across some widely

divergent opinions on him. To what extent do top managers deserve the blame and credit that they

receive? Do you think they often make a difference in organizational outcomes, as upper echelon

(UE) theory suggests? What are your thoughts on the limitations of UE theory?


  

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