Eigenschaften von Verwaltungsräten und Unternehmensperformance

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract We investigate the performance of 95 board members of listed Swiss companies over 12 years. We identify quantitatively measurable characteristics of board members and test for a relationship between board member characteristics and firm performance. As a proxy for firm performance, we use the performance of the firm's stock relative to a benchmark index. The number of board memberships appears to be negatively related to performance, possibly caused by loss of focus or excessive workload. On the other hand, the age of a board member as well as combined Chairman/CEO positions tend to affect performance positively. No significant relationship is found for duration of board membership, nationality or gender. http://www.szvs.ch/papers/2005-I-1.pdf
Authors Ammann, Manuel; Leuenberger, Markus & von Wyss, Rico
Journal or Publication Title Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik
Language German
Subjects other research area
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 1 March 2005
Publisher Lang
Place of Publication Bern
Volume 141
Number 1
Page Range 1-22
Number of Pages 22
ISSN 0303-9692
Depositing User Dr. Rico von Wyss
Date Deposited 20 Sep 2006 15:22
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 16:46
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/30635


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Ammann, Manuel; Leuenberger, Markus & von Wyss, Rico (2005) Eigenschaften von Verwaltungsräten und Unternehmensperformance. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik, 141 (1). 1-22. ISSN 0303-9692


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