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CEO personality traits and corporate strategies

Talk by Tom Aabo, Dept. af Economics

2021.02.03 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 09 Mar
Time 11:00 12:30
Location Zoom meeting ID 563 610 6271


We investigate the association between CEO Big-Five personality traits and corporate strategies among non-financial S&P 1500 firms in the period 2007-1018. We specifically investigate the association between such personality traits and 1) corporate acquisitions (M&A), 2) corporate internationalization / multinationality, and 3) the corporate ability to exploit volatility by exercising real options (e.g. abandonment and growth options). Our findings have important implications for CEO selection and CEO management (corporate governance).    


About the speaker

Tom Aabo, Associate Professor
Department of Economics and Business Economics