The Lack of Consensus About Strategic Consensus: Advancing Theory and Research
Franz W. Kellermanns
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The George Washington University - School of Business
University of St. Gallen
Journal of Management, 31(5): 719–737
The purpose of this article is to describe the theoretical and methodological reasons for the inconsistent findings on the value of strategic consensus. This analysis suggests the need for (a) definitions of consensus that align the locus and content of agreement with the study context and theoretical premises; (b) measures of consensus that take account of locus as well as differences in how the content of strategy is perceived by top-, middle-, and lower-level managers; (c) research designs wherein assumptions about the locus and content of consensus govern the choice of antecedents; and (d) more consistent use of moderators.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: strategic consensus, consensus decision making, strategic decision makingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 10, 2010 ; Last revised: October 19, 2012
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