Cognitive Diversity at the Strategic Apex: Assessing Evidence on the Value of Different Perspectives and Ideas among Senior Leaders. (2022) Academy of Management Annals, 16: 806-852. (Link to article)
Do diverse perspectives and ideas among strategic leaders help generate substantial value for organizations? The answer is Yes...And No. In fact, empirical research on these and other possible outcomes has generated equivocal findings.
In this article, we offer several recommendations on how to improve the conceptualization and measurements of cognitive diversity among strategic leaders, which will allow us to better understand and predict senior leaders' impacts on firms' strategic processes, human relations outcomes, and financial performance.
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