Auswirkungen von Mehrfachmandaten deutscher Vorstands- und Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender auf den Unternehmenserfolg / The Impact of Multiple Board Memberships of CEOs and Chairmen of Supervisory Boards on Corporate Performance in Germany
Members of management boards as well as supervisory boards often attract public criticism when they are simultaneously active in several other boards. We use a panel data set of the biggest German corporations for the period from 1996-2006 to estimate the impact of multiple board memberships of the CEO and the chairman of the supervisory board on corporate performance. The results suggest a positive and inverse U-shaped relation between the number of external supervisory board seats of the CEO and corporate performance. Chairmen of supervisory boards who simultaneously serve on external management boards tend to improve the performance of the controlled firm. Further external supervisory board seats of the chairman of a supervisory board do not seem to have any influence on corporate performance, though.
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Volume (Year): 230 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
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