This is a list of articles
from the intersection of
Recruitment and Influence processes: Power, Status & Politics
Stern I, Westphal JD. 2010. Stealthy footsteps to the boardroom: executives' backgrounds, sophisticated interpersonal influence behavior, and board appointments. Administrative Science Quarterly 55(2): 278-319.
Westphal JD, Stern I. 2006. The other pathway to the boardroom: Interpersonal influence behavior as a substitute for elite credentials and majority status in obtaining board appointments. Administrative Science Quarterly 51(2): 169-204.
Westphal JD, Stern I. 2007. Flattery will get you everywhere (especially if you are a male Caucasian): how ingratiation, boardroom behavior, and demographic minority status affect additional board appointments at US companies. Academy of Management Journal 50(2): 267-288.