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FEK seminar series - Fredrik Huhtamäki

Thu
18
Nov
Time Thursday 18 November, 2021 at 13:15 - 14:30
Place Zoom

The association between shared leadership and risk taking: Evidence from co-CEO use of leverage

Abstract: In this study, we investigate whether the association between shared leadership and risk-taking by focusing on leverage. We use company filings to the SEC to identify companies that are led by co-CEOs during the time period 2001-2019. Our main result shows that companies led by co-CEOs are associated with lower leverage. Furthermore, we find that these results are reversed within a co-CEO sample when there is a greater power dispersion between the co-CEOs. Additional analyses reveal that companies with dual CEOs carry more excess cash and that shared leadership is associated with higher agency costs.

FEK seminar series

Event type: Seminar
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Speaker
Fredrik Huhtamäki
Postdoctoral position, associate professor
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Siarhei Manzhynski
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