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Those Closest Wield the Sharpest Knife: How Ingratiation Leads to Resentment and Social Undermining of the CEO
Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 62(3)
Author(s): Gareth D. Keeves, James D. Westphal, Michael L. McDonald

Abstract: Using survey data from CEOs and other top managers at large and mid-sized public companies in the U.S., as well as from journalists, we explore how in...

Avoiding Bad Press: Interpersonal Influence in Relations Between CEOs and Journalists and the Consequences for Press Reporting About Firms and Their Leadership
Organization Science, Vol. 22(4)
Author(s): James D. Westphal, David L. Deephouse

Abstract: In this study we consider how and when interpersonal relations between chief executive officers (CEOs) and journalists can influence the content of jo...

Set up for a Fall: The Insidious Effects of Flattery and Opinion Conformity toward Corporate Leaders
Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 56(2)
Author(s): Sun Hyun Park, James D. Westphal, Ithai Stern

Abstract: This study considers the potentially negative consequences for corporate leaders of being subjected to high levels of ingratiation in the form of flat...

New CEOs and Corporate Strategic Refocusing: How Experience as Heir Apparent Influences the Use of Power
Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 47(4)
Author(s): Gregory A. Bigley, Margarethe F. Wiersema

Abstract: This paper integrates corporate governance research on the consequences of executive power and the upper echelons literature on top managers' cognitiv...

Power Dynamics Within Top Management and their Impacts on CEO Dismissal Followed by Inside Succession
Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 45(6)
Author(s): Wei Shen, Albert A. Cannella Jr.

Abstract: Following a power perspective, this study is a longitudinal examination of the antecedents of CEO dismissal followed by inside succession. Our theory ...

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