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The influence of CEO age, gender, and education level on corporate risk-taking

Ventevogel, P.C. (2018) The influence of CEO age, gender, and education level on corporate risk-taking.

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Abstract:In this paper I investigate the influence of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) age, gender, and education level on corporate risk-taking for a sample of 145 companies that are listed on the Brussels and Amsterdam stock exchange. Corporate risk-taking is measured by using the annualised standard deviation of stock returns, also known as stock volatility. In this paper I find that younger CEOs and those with postgraduate qualifications are associated with higher levels of corporate risk-taking. Furthermore, I find inconclusive results with regards to the relationship between the presence of a female CEO and the level of corporate risk-taking.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75499
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