The Top Management Team: Key to Strategic Success

by Donald Hambrick

Fall 1987

Volume 30
Issue 1

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The top executive who seeks strategic success will work first and foremost at assembling a managerial team well suited to formulating and implementing strategies in the particular competitive environment faced by the firm. This article presents an analytical framework for assessing and designing top management teams. The value of the framework, illustrated in the case of an actual general manager grappling with an appraisal of his top team, lies in specifying the elements of this important process and identifying the range of issues the manager must consider.

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