CEO Educational Background and Firm Financial Performance

13 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2015

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Aron A. Gottesman

Pace University - Lubin School of Business - Department of Finance and Economics

Matthew R. Morey

Pace University - Lubin School of Business - Department of Finance and Economics

Date Written: November 19, 2015

Abstract

This paper represents the first attempt to empirically examine the relationship between Chief Executive Officer (CEO) educational background and firm financial performance. Using a relatively broad sample of 390 US firms, we find no significant evidence that the type or selectivity of the education of the CEO is related to firm financial performance.

Suggested Citation

Gottesman, Aron A. and Morey, Matthew R., CEO Educational Background and Firm Financial Performance (November 19, 2015). Journal of Applied Finance (Formerly Financial Practice and Education), Vol. 20, No. 2, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693079

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