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Should Chairman and CEO be Separated? Leadership Structure and Firm Performance in Switzerland

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  • Markus M. schmid
  • Heinz Zimmermann

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We investigate the valuation effects of leadership structure in Switzerland where, in contrast to the u.s., a separation of the ceO and chairman functions is common. Consistent with the majority of prior research focusing on the u.s., we find no evidence of a systematic and significant difference in valuation between firms with combined and firms with separated functions. We also investigate whether the leadership structure is related to firm-level corporate governance characteristics. We find a curvilinear relation between leadership structure and managerial shareholdings that is similar to what we observe between firm value and managerial shareholdings. A possible interpretation is that the agency costs associated with a combined function are mitigated by a higher incentive alignment of the ceO/chairman through an adequate level of managerial shareholdings.

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  • Markus M. schmid & Heinz Zimmermann, 2008. "Should Chairman and CEO be Separated? Leadership Structure and Firm Performance in Switzerland," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 60(2), pages 182-204, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:60:y:2008:i:2:p:182-204
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    Keywords

    Corporate Governance; Firm Valuation; Leadership Structure; Managerial Shareholdings;

    JEL classification:

    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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