On studying managerial elites
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2007
Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Strategic Management Journal
Special Issue: Special Issue
Volume 13, Issue S2, pages 163–182, Winter 1992
How to Cite
Pettigrew, A. M. (1992), On studying managerial elites. Strat. Mgmt. J., 13: 163–182. doi: 10.1002/smj.4250130911
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2007
- Studying managerial elites;
- process research
The study of managerial elites is one of the most important, yet neglected areas of social science research. This paper synthesizes and critically reviews three intellectual traditions in the study of managerial elites. These are: interlocking directorates and the study of institutional and societal power, the study of boards and directors, and the composition and correlates of top management teams. The paper concludes by arguing for the development of a complementary research tradition which combines a contextual and processual analysis of managerial elites.