Board and senior management alignment on school strategy

James C. Sarros, Anne M. Sarros, Brian K. Cooper, Joseph C. Santora, Robin Baker

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This study examines the degree to which senior executive members of a school’s decision-making team (senior management team and board of directors) are aligned on fundamental principles of school strategy. Our study is based on a conceptual framework of strategic leadership as it applies in an Australian independent school context. We also examine the differences between the senior management team and board of directors based on top management team (TMT) tenure heterogeneity, and how these differences account for TMT associations with school strategy. Implications for research and practice complete the study. The terms top management team, senior management team, and senior leadership team are used interchangeably in this article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-466
Number of pages16
JournalEducational Management Administration and Leadership
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • administration
  • leadership
  • management
  • schools
  • strategy

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