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Top Executives, Turnover and Firm Performance in Germany


Steven N. Kaplan


University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

August 1993

NBER Working Paper No. w4416

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This paper examines executive turnover -- both for management and supervisory boards - - and its relation to firm performance in the largest companies in Germany in the 1980s. The management board turns over slowly -- at a rate of 10% per year -- implying that top executives in Germany have longer tenures than their counterparts in the U.S. and Japan. Turnover of the management board increases significantly with stock performance and particularly poor (i.e. negative) earnings, but is unrelated to sales growth and earnings growth. Turnover of the supervisory board is not consistently related to any measure of performance.

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Kaplan, Steven N., Top Executives, Turnover and Firm Performance in Germany (August 1993). NBER Working Paper No. w4416. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=480231

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