Title: Stakeholder considerations and timeliness of action by managers in the military

Authors: Melvin Francis Hagan Jr.; Fiona Sussan; Ravi Chinta

Addresses: School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, USA ' Senior University Research Chair, Center for Global Business Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, 1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy, MS-CF-SX09, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA ' University Research Chair, Center for Management and Entrepreneurship, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, USA

Abstract: The military is best known for exercising regimented, top-down control with little attention given to considerations of stakeholders, particularly outside stakeholders. Data from 102 managers working in US military were used to test the influence of the perceived strength of stakeholder considerations on the timeliness of military managers' action orientation. Findings show military managers' perceptions of the strength of stakeholders demands directly influences the timeliness of their intentions to act. The paper concludes with implications for future research.

Keywords: stakeholders; military management; decision making; timeliness; US military; USA; United States; stakeholder demands; intention to act; management styles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2016.077007

International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2016 Vol.8 No.2, pp.149 - 162

Received: 14 Feb 2015
Accepted: 18 Jul 2015

Published online: 17 Jun 2016 *

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