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Internal and external Top Management Team (TMT) networking for advancing firm innovativeness

Mohd Salleh, Sri Sarah Maznah and Fareed, Muhammad and Yusoff, Rushami Zien and Saad, Rohaizah (2018) Internal and external Top Management Team (TMT) networking for advancing firm innovativeness. Polish Journal of Management Studies, 18 (1). pp. 311-325. ISSN 20817452

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This research is an attempt to examine the influence of TMT networking on firm innovativeness. Firm innovativeness has been the central concern in the upsurge competitive environment. While strategic decisions, such as, innovation has been posited to be potentially derived by the top management team (TMT), network is in fact a vital medium in providing access to different resources which has been found to be a crucial factor contributing to enhanced judgment and decisions. Despite a surge of studies emphasizing the beneficial of networking as well as examining the role of TMT in explaining the firm strategic decision, there is however little empirical research investigating the influence of TMT networking “internal and external“ on firm innovativeness. Therefore, the current study has attempted to fill this gap by surveying 45 TMT leaders representing 45 companies. Findings reveal that TMT internal and external networking has significant impact of firm innovativeness. The study significantly contributes to the Upper Echelon Theory. Further, the study will also benefit the TMT leaders and practitioners as it highlighted the vital contribution of TMT internal and external networking in realizing firm innovativeness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: top management team (TMT), networking, firm innovativeness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2019 07:37
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2019 07:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26159

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