Using meta-analytic structural equation modeling to advance strategic management research : Guidelines and an empirical illustration via the strategic leadership-performance relationship

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Author(s)

  • Donald D. Bergh
  • Herman Aguinis
  • Ciaran Heavey
  • David J. Ketchen
  • Peiran Su
  • Cubie L. L. Lau
  • Harry Joo

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-497
Journal / PublicationStrategic Management Journal
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Abstract

This paper demonstrates how meta-analysis can be combined with structural equation modeling (MASEM) to address new questions in strategic management research. We review this integration, describe its implementation, and compare findings from bivariate meta-analyses, a direct-effect structural equations model, and two mediating frameworks using data on the strategic leadership and performance relationship. Results drawn from 208 articles that collectively included data on 495,638 observations demonstrate the new insights available from MASEM while also suggesting a revision to conventional thinking on strategic leadership. Whereas some theories posit that boards of directors influence firm performance through monitoring and disciplining the top management team, MASEM provides more support for the view that boards mediate the top management teams' decisions. Implications for applying MASEM in strategic management are offered.

Research Area(s)

  • boards of directors, meta-analysis, strategic leadership, structural equation modeling, upper echelons

Citation Format(s)

Using meta-analytic structural equation modeling to advance strategic management research : Guidelines and an empirical illustration via the strategic leadership-performance relationship. / Bergh, Donald D.; Aguinis, Herman; Heavey, Ciaran; Ketchen, David J.; Boyd, Brian K.; Su, Peiran; Lau, Cubie L. L.; Joo, Harry.

In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 477-497.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review