Does the Market Value CEO Styles?
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AbstractWe study how investors perceive the skill set that different types of CEOs bring into their companies. We compare CEOs who started their careers during a recession with other CEOs. We show that the announcement return around the appointment of a recession CEO is very significant and positive, and this positive market reaction is driven by cases where a recession CEO replaces a non-recession CEO. Our results indicate that the market assigns a positive and economically meaningful value to a recession CEO, suggesting that there is a limited supply of these types of CEOs in the executive labor market.
Citation2016. "Does the Market Value CEO Styles?" American Economic Review, 106(5): 262-66. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161031
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