Research finds how much CEOs matter to firm performance

"Do CEOs matter?" has been a perennial question in management discourse. But "the CEO effect" has been notoriously difficult to isolate—a moving target caught in the slipstream of dynamic forces that shape firm performance.

Good connections key to startup success

The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests.

Staff satisfaction affects company performance

Companies with high levels of staff satisfaction perform better financially, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Feedback-seeking CEOs boost firm performance

For chief executive officers who want to boost their company's bottom line, it pays to be humble. In fact, something as simple as seeking feedback from those who work closely with the CEO has important payoffs.

How managers' beliefs about firm performance guide priorities

A new study from the University of Vaasa explores managers' perceptions on firm performance. According to the study, managers approach firm performance differently. Some managing directors may emphasize partnership with customers, ...

Corporate culture can affect company performance, research says

Criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon.com's corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate ...

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