Research Notes and Communication
Strategic orientation and characteristics of upper management
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
Copyright © 1987 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 393–401, July/August 1987
How to Cite
Chaganti, R. and Sambharya, R. (1987), Strategic orientation and characteristics of upper management. Strat. Mgmt. J., 8: 393–401. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250080409
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAY 1986
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 1985
Every organization reflects the background of its most powerful top managers; what the organization does and the way it carries out its functions could be explained, in part at least, by the profile of its upper echelon. The relationship between the strategic orientation of three tobacco companies, the proportion of executives recruited from outside the company and the proportion of executives from different functional backgrounds in the upper echelon of the companies is the focus of this paper.