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CEO Behavior and Firm Performance

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We develop a new method to measure CEO behavior in large samples via a survey that collects high-frequency, high-dimensional diary data and a machine learning algorithm that estimates behavioral types. Applying this method to 1,114 CEOs in six countries reveals two types: “leaders” who do multi-function, high-level meetings, and “managers” who do individual meetings with core functions. Firms that hire leaders perform better, and it takes three years for a new CEO to make a di↵erence. Structu...

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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
University College
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pubs:933809
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uri:131966ec-c113-4217-ac80-7059d797eff5
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uuid:131966ec-c113-4217-ac80-7059d797eff5
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pubs:933809

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