TITLE

THE ROLE OF THE INTERLOCKING DIRECTOR AND BOARD RECEPTIVITY IN THE DIFFUSION OF PRACTICES

AUTHOR(S)
SHROPSHIRE, CHRISTINE
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Academy of Management Review;Apr2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p246
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Board interlocks are frequently examined as conduits of practices between firms. I propose that variance among the individual directors who create these linkages affects the likelihood information is transmitted across them. Further, I discuss organizational characteristics that shape how receptive a board is to the diffusion of practices. I conceptualize a model to investigate, first, which directors are more likely to transmit experience or knowledge about organizational practices and, second, what factors influence how that information is received.
ACCESSION #
48463333

 

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