Title

MBA CEOs, Short-Term Management and Performance

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-30-2019

Abstract

There is ample discussion of MBA self-serving values in the corporate social responsibility literature, and yet empirical studies regarding the corporate manifestations and consequences of those values are scant. In a comprehensive study of major US public corporations, we find that MBA CEOs are more apt than their non-MBA counterparts to engage in short-term strategic expedients such as positive earnings management and suppression of R&D, which in turn are followed by compromised firm market valuations.

Publication Title

Journal of Business Ethics

Volume

154

Issue

2

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