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The Chair-CEO chronological age gap and bank performance: the effects of financial crisis shock

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Vu TrinhORCiD



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This study investigates the effect of the Chair-CEO chronological age gap on the performance of commercial banks listed on the London Stock Exchange. We examine either the Chair-CEO generational gap (a minimum age gap of 20 years) or the Chair-CEO age difference (+/- or absolute). We find significant evidence for the hypothesis that the Chair-CEO age dissimilarity is likely to increase bank performance. Additional identification attempts include the use of the 2007-2009 financial crisis as an exogenous shock to monitoring needs. We find that during the crisis, the positive linkage between age difference and bank performance was more intensified.

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Author(s): Trinh VQ, Cao ND, Phan LT, Nanyondo M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics

Year: 2022

Volume: 16

Issue: 3

Pages: 263-291

Online publication date: 06/04/2022

Acceptance date: 09/03/2021

Date deposited: 12/03/2021

ISSN (print): 1477-9048

ISSN (electronic): 1741-802X

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers


DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2021.10039788


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