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Firms’ management competence: Does it matter?

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  • Konstantinos Skandalis
  • Panagiotis Liargovas
  • Anna Merika

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This paper constructs an index for management competence. It tests the validity of this index in a sample of Greek listed firms. It is shown that management competence contributes significantly to sales growth, to firms’ shares return and profitability.

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Paper provided by University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0015.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uop:wpaper:0015

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Keywords: competence; leverage; Greek firms;

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  1. Hossein Asgharian, 2003. "Are highly leveraged firms more sensitive to an economic downturn?," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(3), pages 219-241.
  2. Klevmarken, N. Anders, 1989. "Introduction," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(2-3), pages 523-529, March.
  3. Jensen, Michael C, 1986. "Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance, and Takeovers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(2), pages 323-29, May.
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