Happy Analysts

46 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2018 Last revised: 30 Oct 2018

See all articles by Ole-Kristian Hope

Ole-Kristian Hope

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Congcong Li

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

An-Ping Lin

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

MaryJane Rabier

Washington University in St. Louis

Date Written: September 18, 2018

Abstract

This paper is the first to investigate the role of work-life balance in financial analysts’ performance and career advancement. Using a large sample of Glassdoor reviews by financial analysts, we find a significant non-linear relation between work-life balance satisfaction and analyst performance and analyst career advancement. Specifically, when work-life balance satisfaction is relatively low, an increase in work-life balance is associated with better analyst performance and career advancement; however, when perceived work-life balance is already high, a further increase in work-life balance is associated with worse analyst performance and career advancement.

Keywords: Analysts, Work-Life Balance, Job Satisfaction, Performance, Promotion, Labor Market, Social Media, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, All-Star

JEL Classification: G24, G30, J01, J10, J22, J28, J60, M10, M12, M40, M50

Suggested Citation

Hope, Ole-Kristian and Li, Congcong and Lin, An-Ping and Rabier, MaryJane, Happy Analysts (September 18, 2018). 29th Annual Conference on Financial Economics & Accounting 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3251602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3251602

Ole-Kristian Hope (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )

105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S1S4
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Faculty/FacultyBios/Hope.aspx

Congcong Li

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900
Singapore

An-Ping Lin

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900
Singapore

MaryJane Rabier

Washington University in St. Louis ( email )

One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1208
Saint Louis, MO MO 63130-4899
United States

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