Institute of Business and Management
|Keywords:||領導者更迭;績效改變;決策風格;Leadership Succession;Performance Change;Decision-making Style|
Organization leader is responsible for the ultimate performance of an organization. One of the important means for an organization to improve its performance is to replace its leader. This study suggests that differences of decision-making styles between former and successive leaders should be the main determinant to explain why performance changes through leadership successions. This study uses succession events of head coaches of the Chinese Professional Baseball League over the past 20 years as a sample to examine the effects of successors' characteristics on team performance changes. The findings show that, first, a team that encounters difficulties can often improve its performance with a new head coach. Second, the most significant improvement on team performance occurs when leaders' decision-making styles are changed from conservative-orientated styles to progressive-orientated styles. Third, a successor's age and origin have significant direct effects on team performance change in professional sports; successors with more experiences and come from internal promotion can improve the team performance better.
Journal of Management and Systems
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