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If only I could sack you! Management turnover and performance in large German Banks between 1874 and 1913

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  • Christian Bayer

    (Universität Dortmund)

  • Carsten Burhop

    (Universität Münster)

Abstract

We analyze the relation of firm performance and managerial turnover in 19th century German banking by probit estimation. This period covers a major reform of corporate governance. Before the reform performance and turnover are unrelated, wheras after the reform more succesfull managers leave firms more seldom. However, only short run performance matters.

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  • Christian Bayer & Carsten Burhop, 2005. "If only I could sack you! Management turnover and performance in large German Banks between 1874 and 1913," Economic History 0502006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpeh:0502006
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    Keywords

    Management turnover; Performance; Banking; late 19th century Germany;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • N23 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - Europe: Pre-1913

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