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[Journal:] Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research [ISSN:] 2251-7316 [Volume:] 9 [Issue:] 29 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Year:] 2019 [Pages:] 1-15
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This study examines the impact of the chief executive officer's (CEO) ownership, education and origin on firm performance. The study uses balanced panel data for 6 years from 2011 to 2016 to run ordinary least square regression. Three variables that include the CEO origin, education and ownership are investigated in relation to firm performance. These characteristics are some of the basic CEO characteristics that are rarely considered by prior studies. The study uses a sample from firms in the financial sector listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2011 to 2016. The findings indicate that CEO education improves profitability. Similarly, stock performance gets improved when the CEO has prior experience of the firm before being appointed as the chief executive officer. The findings will be useful to shareholders in making an informed decision in selecting the right CEO to manage the firm. Further studies need to consider not only the CEO ownership, but also whether the interest in ownership makes them more powerful.
CEO power
Firm performance
Entrepreneurial drive
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