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CEO power and matching leverage preferences

Korkeamäki, Timo; Liljeblom, Eva LU and Pasternack, Daniel (2017) In Journal of Corporate Finance 45. p.19-30
Abstract

We study the effect of managerial power on CEOs' tendency to imprint their personal leverage preferences upon the firms they manage. Using a unique data source that allows us to measure personal wealth and indebtness in great detail, we find a connection between CEOs' personal leverage and that of their firms. The connection is driven by the CEOs with a longer tenure and the CEOs who serve in a dual role. The connection is significantly weaker for those CEOs who have a proportion of their personal wealth tied to the firm. Presence of block holders also weakens the connection.

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CEO behaviour, Matching preferences, Personal leverage
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Journal of Corporate Finance
volume
45
pages
12 pages
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Elsevier
external identifiers
  • scopus:85017788600
  • scopus:85018616926
  • wos:000407655500002
ISSN
0929-1199
DOI
10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2017.04.007
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English
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yes
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9f5afaa6-975a-48e8-a0cd-87b38bd88ca3
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  year         = {2017},
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