Executive migration and institutional change

Matthew S. Kraatz, James H. Moore

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We examine how the immigration of leaders possessing different skills, understandings, assumptions, and values can promote change within institutionalized organizations and fields. Our results indicate that American liberal arts colleges were more likely to adopt controversial professional programs during the 1970s and 1980s when led by presidents who had recently migrated either from colleges that had professional programs or from lower-status colleges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-143
Number of pages24
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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