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Top Management Team And Company Performance In Big Countries Vs Small Countries

Tulung, Joy Elly and Nelwan, Olivia and Lengkong, Viktor P. K. (2011): Top Management Team And Company Performance In Big Countries Vs Small Countries. Published in: Journal of Economics, Business, and Accountancy , Vol. 15, No. 1 (1 April 2012): pp. 59-70.

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Abstract

So far, there has been little research related to the impact of globalization on corporate governance, particularly the internationalization of the board of directors of international or global companies. Besides that, there has been little attention to the nationality composition of top management. In connection with such a condition, this study attempts to investigate how the Nationality Diversity in Top Management Team (TMT) affects Company Performance in big countries in Europe versus small countries in Europe. The research data were management boards of companies in 111 companies: 30 in Germany, 38 in France, 25 in the Netherlands, and 18 in Belgium. The whole dataset was provided by Van Veen and Marsman (2008) and derived from this study on nationality diversity. The study provides several results. First, there is a positive relationship between the nationality diversity of TMT members and company performance. Second, the size of the companies depends on the size of the country; companies in the big countries have more employees than those in the small countries. Third, the result of company performance in the big countries and the small countries is not significant, so the performance of the companies in the big countries is not better than that of the companies in the small countries.

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