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Does public service performance affect top management turnover?

Boyne, George Alexander, James, Oliver, John, Peter and Petrovsky, Nicolai 2007. Does public service performance affect top management turnover? Presented at: 9th Public Management Research Conference, Tucson, AZ, USA, 25-27 October 2007.

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Is the turnover of chief executives and other members of top management teams influenced by the performance of their organizations? We address this question by analysing a panel data set of 148 English local authorities over 4 years. The empirical results show that performance and turnover are negatively related, but that this effect is weaker for chief executives than for members of their senior manage ment teams. In addition, top management turnover is higher in the years following chief executive succession. This evidence suggests that chief executives can influence top management turnover by new appointments and by ‘scapegoating’ other senior managers when organizational performance is poor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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