Helping Behavior in Executives' Global Networks

Stewart Miller, Marie Louise Mors, Michael McDonald

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    Resumé

    Drawing on research on helping behavior in networks at the upper echelons, we develop and test theory about helping behavior in senior executive networks. We examine the location and relational dependence of the network contact. Our results reveal that executives are more likely to perceive insiders in their network to be helpful, but geographic location has no effect on expectations of receiving help. With regards to relational dependence: executives who are more dependent on their contacts are more likely to perceive them to be helpful. We also look at whether perceived helpfulness affects an executive’s willingness to engage in risky new business development -- an important performance indicator - and indeed find that those executives that perceive their networks to be helpful are more likely to be willing to take risky decisions. We test these arguments using primary data on 1845 relationships of 102 partners in a global management consultancy.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business
    RedaktørerKlaus Meyer, Tunga Kiyak
    Udgivelses stedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2014
    Sider72
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedAIB 2014 Annual Meeting : Local Context in Global Business - Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada
    Varighed: 23 jun. 201426 jun. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 56
    http://aib.msu.edu/events/2014/

    Konference

    KonferenceAIB 2014 Annual Meeting
    Nummer56
    LokationWestin Bayshore
    LandCanada
    ByVancouver
    Periode23/06/201426/06/2014
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind56
    ISSN2078-4430

    Citer dette

    Miller, S., Mors, M. L., & McDonald, M. (2014). Helping Behavior in Executives' Global Networks. I K. Meyer, & T. Kiyak (red.), Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business (s. 72). East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Bind. 56
    Miller, Stewart ; Mors, Marie Louise ; McDonald, Michael. / Helping Behavior in Executives' Global Networks. Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. red. / Klaus Meyer ; Tunga Kiyak. East Lansing, MI : Academy of International Business, 2014. s. 72 (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Bind 56).
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    Miller S, Mors ML, McDonald M. Helping Behavior in Executives' Global Networks. I Meyer K, Kiyak T, red., Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business: Local Contexts in Global Business. East Lansing, MI: Academy of International Business. 2014. s. 72. (Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings, Bind 56).