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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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  • Konstantinos Skandalis & Panagiotis Liargovas & Anna Merika, 2008. "Firms’ management competence: Does it matter?," Working Papers 0015, University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uop:wpaper:0015
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    1. Jensen, Michael C, 1986. "Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance, and Takeovers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 76(2), pages 323-329, May.
    2. 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.
    3. Klevmarken, N. Anders, 1989. "Introduction," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(2-3), pages 523-529, March.
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    Keywords

    competence; leverage; Greek firms;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics

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