The Impact of managerial participant demographics on the success of strategic reteats

Christopher R. Clark

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Despite their ubiquity and importance in the strategy process, strategic retreats have been poorly studied as a specific research field. On the impact of participant profile on the success of a strategic retreat, the literature is silent. In contrast, there exists a wide literature confronting the issue of the impact of demographics on managerial behaviour. This study seeks to use the extant literature on the impact of managerial demographics to establish and test a raft of hypotheses on their impact on strategic retreat success. Data were gathered from over 200 managers in a variety of industry, organisation, and geographic contexts, and the impact of factors such as the gender, age, function, tenure, and education on perceived success of the retreat were empirically tested. Results suggest that not only me many of the observations of managerial demographic effects in other contexts not directly transferable to the context of the retreat, but that some participant demographic factors do influence the outcome of a strategic retreat.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement research, education and business success
Subtitle of host publicationis the future as clear as the past? : proceedings of the 2007 British Academy of Management Conference
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0954960831
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - Coventry, England
Duration: 11 Sept 200713 Sept 2007


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
CityCoventry, England


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