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To Agree or Not to Agree? A Meta-Analytical Review of Strategic Consensus and Organizational Performance

27 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Last revised: 28 Aug 2014

Franz W. Kellermanns

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jorge Walter

The George Washington University - School of Business

Steven Floyd

University of St. Gallen

John C. Shaw

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christoph Lechner

University of St. Gallen

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The premise underlying most of the research on strategic consensus is that a higher degree of consensus has a positive impact on organizational performance. Empirical studies, however, have produced inconsistent results for the strength and direction of this relationship, as well as for the role of potential moderators. With this meta-analysis, we provide empirical support for a positive effect of strategic consensus on organizational performance, and offer evidence for the existence of several moderators of the aforementioned relationship, which we then discuss as fruitful avenues for future research. This study enhances our understanding of this important strategy process construct and benefits managerial practice by discussing means for improving the realization and implementation of strategies.

Keywords: Strategic consensus, organizational performance, meta-analysis, strategy implementation

Suggested Citation

Kellermanns, Franz W. and Walter, Jorge and Floyd, Steven and Shaw, John C. and Lechner, Christoph, To Agree or Not to Agree? A Meta-Analytical Review of Strategic Consensus and Organizational Performance (2011). Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Floyd, S. W., Lechner, C., Shaw, J. C. (2011). To agree or not to agree? A meta–analytical review of strategic consensus and organizational performance. Journal of Business Research, 64(2): 126–133.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1586496

Franz W. Kellermanns (Contact Author)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( email )

Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

Jorge Walter

The George Washington University - School of Business ( email )

School of Business
2201 G Street, NW, Funger Hall 615
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Steven Floyd

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Dufoursstrasse 40a
St. Gallen, 9000
Switzerland

John C. Shaw

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Christoph Lechner

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

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