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Inside the Family Firm: The Role of Families in Succession Decisions and Performance

This paper uses a unique dataset from Denmark to investigate the impact of family characteristics in corporate decision making and the consequences of these decisions on firm performance. We focus on the decision to appoint either a family or...Read more

Morten Bennedsen
Francisco Perez-Gonzalez
01 June 2006

The Politics of CEOs

CEOs of public companies have influence over the political spending of their firms, which has been attracting significant attention since the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Furthermore, the policy views expressed by CEOs receive...Read more

Alma Cohen
Moshe Hazan
Roberto Tallarita
David Weiss
14 May 2019

The Real Cost of CEO Compensation: The Effect of Behindness Aversion of Employees

Do employees who compare themselves to the CEO matter for executive compensation? We hypothesize employees who are behindness averse and compare their wage to the CEO’s pay. Using German establishment-level wage data, we indeed show that employee...Read more

Ingolf Dittmann
Christoph Schneider
Yuhao Zhu
17 April 2018

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