TMT socio-demographic traits and employee satisfaction

Arpita Agnihotri, Saurabh Bhattacharya

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Leveraging upper echelons theory, this study explores the relationship between top management teams’ (TMT) socio-demographic traits and employee satisfaction. Analyzing employee satisfaction survey data for 197 Indian firms from the information technology, entertainment and tourism industries, we find that a TMT’s higher average age and larger size deteriorates employee satisfaction. Furthermore, functional and educational heterogeneity is positively related to employee satisfaction. We discuss the implications of this research for employee job satisfaction as well as upper echelons theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1719-1753
Number of pages35
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Industrial relations
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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