A Theoretical Framework for Several Antecedents of Shared Leadership in Corporate Board Contexts

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Management, Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


Due to the gap in understanding board leadership and specifically, board shared leadership, this article aims at proposing some antecedents of the emergence of board shared leadership. This article incorporates three bodies of literature: Team effectiveness, team leadership, and board management. Based on integrating several theoretical perspectives, nine propositions are developed in relation to well-known board inputs, such as board size, leadership structure, board diversity, and the ratio of insiders/outsiders. It is suggested that CEO duality and firm size have negative relationships with level of shared leadership in boards while board members’ stock ownership, membership of women in board, board members’ average expertise and experience, and board members’ background diversity foster board shared leadership. It is also proposed that board size, the ratio of insiders/outsiders, and board members’ power vis-à-vis CEO power have non-linear relationships with board shared leadership. 


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Article Title [Persian]

عوامل موثر بر رهبری اشتراکی در تیم هیات مدیره

Authors [Persian]

  • مهدی کاظمی
  • سید بابک علوی
گروه مدیریت، دانشکده مدیریت و اقتصاد، دانشگاه صنعتی شریف، تهران، ایران
Abstract [Persian]

رهبری در هیات مدیره و به طور خاص رهبری اشتراکی در این زمینه، کمتر مورد توجه پژوهش­های گذشته بوده­است و این مقاله با هدف بررسی عوامل موثر بر رهبری اشتراکی نوظهور در هیات مدیره نگاشته شده­است. این مقاله سه حوزه نظری اثربخشی تیم، رهبری تیم و مدیریت هیات مدیره را بررسی کرده و بر اساس آن نه گزاره نظری در رابطه با مهم­ترین متغیرهای ورودی هیات مدیره نظیر اندازه هیات مدیره، ساختار رهبری، تنوع هیات مدیره، و نسبت اعضای موظف/غیرموظف ارایه کرده­است. بر اساس این گزاره­ها، دوگانگی نقش مدیرعامل و اندازه سازمان رابطه منفی با رهبری اشتراکی در هیات مدیره دارد؛ در حالی که سهامداربودن اعضای هیات مدیره، حضور زنان در هیات مدیره، میانگین تخصص و تجربه اعضای هیات مدیره، و تنوع زمینه­های تخصصی اعضای هیات مدیره باعث ارتقای رهبری اشتراکی در هیات مدیره می­شود. در نهایت اندازه هیات مدیره و نسبت اعضای موظف/غیرموظف و همچنین نسبت قدرت اعضای هیات مدیره به مدیرعامل رابطه غیرخطی و معکوس U-شکل با رهبری اشتراکی در هیات مدیره دارند.

Keywords [Persian]

  • رهبری اشتراکی هیات مدیره
  • ترکیب هیات مدیره
  • فرآیندهای هیات مدیره
  • متغیرهای ورودی هیات مدیره
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