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Information asymmetries in the hiring process and the risk of new leader dismissal: insights from English premier league soccer organizations (2017)
Journal Article
Desai, M. N., Lockett, A., & Paton, D. (2018). Information asymmetries in the hiring process and the risk of new leader dismissal: insights from English premier league soccer organizations. British Journal of Management, 29(1), doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12210. ISSN 1045-3172

Why are some new leaders dismissed quicker than others? Adopting agency theory logic we examine how different succession contexts shape boards’ information asymmetries about a potential candidate’s competencies in the hiring process, which influences... Read More

The effects of leader succession and prior leader experience on postsuccession organizational performance (2015)
Journal Article
Desai, M. N., Lockett, A., & Paton, D. (2016). The effects of leader succession and prior leader experience on postsuccession organizational performance. Human Resource Management, 55(6), doi:10.1002/hrm.21700. ISSN 0090-4848

In this article we strive to reconcile equivocal findings about the effects of top leader succession and prior leadership experience on postsuccession organizational performance. In doing so, we draw on insights from theories of human capital, learni... Read More