Do Financial Expert CEOs Really Affect Corporate Financial Policies and Firm Performance? Empirical Evidence from Taiwan

  • 王 冠文

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of financial expert CEO on corporate financial policy and firm performance by using a sample of firms listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange including 351 with financial expert CEOs and 6956 with non-financial expert CEOs during 2005 to 2014 My empirical results show that firms with financial expert CEOs tend to hold less cash Nevertheless I do not find that financial expert CEOs show a better ability to time the market and perform better than non-financial expert CEOs
Date of Award2016 Jun 22
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPing-Hsun Huang (Supervisor)

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