Competitive behavior and the upper echelons perspective

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.author Vaniala, Iiro
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-25T07:16:04Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-25T07:16:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/10304
dc.description.abstract Stemming from the Austrian economics view on competition and particularly its idea of the temporality of competitive advantage, this study combines the theories of hypercompetition, competitive dynamics and upper echelons perspective. With a theoretical framework composed of these streams of research, this study investigates the link between top management team (TMT) gender diversity and competitive advantage within business environments with varying degrees of dynamism. Using a survey-based sample of 96 Finnish companies, this study empirically demonstrates that TMT gender diversity has a direct effect on the competitive aggressiveness of the firm. Furthermore, it is demonstrated the technological turbulence in the business environment has a positively moderating effect on the relationship between TMT gender diversity and competitive aggressiveness. Thereby this study contributes to the research stream of upper echelons perspective and competitive dynamics by underlining the important role of TMT gender diversity as a component in the overall TMT dynamics. A contribution is also made to the literatures of hypercompetition and competitive dynamics by offering an exhaustive outlook underlining two-fold relationship of TMT gender diversity and competitive aggressiveness. en
dc.format.extent 34
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Competitive behavior and the upper echelons perspective en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Department of Marketing en
dc.contributor.department Markkinoinnin laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Competitive dynamics
dc.subject.keyword Upper echelons perspective
dc.subject.keyword Hypercompetition
dc.subject.keyword Competitive advantage
dc.subject.keyword Austrian economics
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201306267076
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Marketing en
dc.programme.major Markkinointi fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon markkinointi
dc.subject.helecon marketing
dc.subject.helecon kilpailu
dc.subject.helecon competition
dc.subject.helecon käyttäytyminen
dc.subject.helecon behaviour
dc.subject.helecon kilpailuetu
dc.subject.helecon competitive advantage
dc.ethesisid 13218
dc.date.dateaccepted 2013-05-15
dc.location P1 I


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