Strategic Decision Making in Start-Ups: The Effect of Top Management Team Organization and Processes on Speed and Comprehensiveness

Posted: 4 Oct 2006

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Till Talaulicar

University of Erfurt

Jens Grundei

Technical University Berlin, Department of Busines

Axel V. Werder

Technical University of Berlin, Department of Organization and General Management

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Abstract

Technology-based start-ups operate in high-velocity environments that make considerable demands on the comprehensiveness and speed of strategic choices. This study argues that characteristics of top management team (TMT) organization as well as TMT processes, namely debate and trust, significantly influence the comprehensiveness and speed of strategic decision making in start-ups. Hypotheses are theoretically developed and tested with data from an empirical investigation of German start-ups.

Keywords: Debate, Top management team organization, Trust

JEL Classification: G30, G39, M10, M13, M19

Suggested Citation

Talaulicar, Till and Grundei, Jens and Werder, Axel v., Strategic Decision Making in Start-Ups: The Effect of Top Management Team Organization and Processes on Speed and Comprehensiveness. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 20, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=934718

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