Disentangling the Effects of CEO Turnover and Succession on Organizational Capabilities: A Social Network Perspective

HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 07-09

Organization Science, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 563-576, September-October 2006

14 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2007

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Qing Cao

University of Connecticut - Department of Management

Likoebe M. Maruping

University of Arkansas - Department of Information Systems

Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization

Abstract

Prior reviews of the CEO turnover and succession literature suggest that empirical findings on organizational implications continue to be equivocal. In this paper, we develop a conceptual framework for examining the impact of CEO turnover and succession on organizational capabilities. Using the social network perspective as a theoretical lens, we identify conditions in which CEO turnover is expected to influence organizational exploration and exploitation capabilities. We also identify contingencies under which CEO succession will moderate the impact of CEO turnover and succession and sheds some light on the equivocal findings to date.

Keywords: CEO turnover, succession, social networks, social capital, organizational capabilities

Suggested Citation

Cao, Qing and Maruping, Likoebe M. and Takeuchi, Riki, Disentangling the Effects of CEO Turnover and Succession on Organizational Capabilities: A Social Network Perspective. HKUST Business School Research Paper No. 07-09, Organization Science, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 563-576, September-October 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=999502

Qing Cao (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - Department of Management ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269-1041
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Likoebe M. Maruping

University of Arkansas - Department of Information Systems ( email )

United States

Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization ( email )

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