Although management scholars have displayed a strong interest in top management teams, surprisingly little research has been devoted to the international dimensions of top management teams including their international diversity and their societal and cultural underpinnings. This paper provides a recent overview of empirical studies addressing the international dimension of top management teams and identifies avenues for future research. Particular attention is paid to the role of the institutional and cultural societal context in shaping the configuration of top management.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
In: Devinney Timothy, Pedersen Torben, Tihanyi Laszlo (eds), Advances in International Management, vol 23, pp.375-398 [eISBN: 978-0-85724-086-6]
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

Olie, R.L. (2010). Top management teams and societal context: The international dimensions of top management. doi:10.1108/S1571-5027(2010)00000230022