Top management team characteristics and organizational virtue orientation: an empirical examination of IPO firms

dc.contributor.authorEvert, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorPayne, G. Tyge
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Curt B.
dc.contributor.authorMcLeod, Michael S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-28T18:43:13Z
dc.date.available2018-10-28T18:43:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-10
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dc.description.abstractDespite extensive research on organizational virtue, our understanding about factors that promote virtue within organizations remains unclear. Drawing on upper echelon theory, we examine the relationship between five top management team (TMT) characteristics and organizational virtue orientation (OVO)the integrated set of values and beliefs that support ethical traits and virtuous behaviors of an organization. Specifically, we utilize prospectuses of initial public offering (IPO) firms and 10-K post-IPO filings to explore how TMT composition with respect to member age, tenure, education, functional background, and gender influences OVO. Additionally, we examine the moderating effects of organizational size, and argue that the more expansive structures and processes associated with larger organizations diminish the main relationships. Our findings, using two sources of data, are consistent, but somewhat mixed in their support for our hypotheses. Overall, TMT characteristics do appear to influence OVO, but in more complex and counterintuitive ways than initially expected.en_US
dc.identifier.citationEvert, R., Payne, G., Moore, C., & McLeod, M. (2018). Top Management Team Characteristics and Organizational Virtue Orientation: An Empirical Examination of IPO Firms. Business Ethics Quarterly, 28(4), 427-461en_US
dc.identifier.issn1052-150X
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000445999000004
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1017/beq.2018.3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/15626
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBusiness Ethics Quarterly;v.28:no.4
dc.rights.holder© Society for Business Ethics 2018en_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectVirtueen_US
dc.subjectUpper echelonen_US
dc.subjectTop management teamen_US
dc.subjectInitial public offeringsen_US
dc.titleTop management team characteristics and organizational virtue orientation: an empirical examination of IPO firmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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