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Bulletin of Monetary Economics and Banking

Document Type

Article

Abstract

It is well-known that chief executive officer (CEO) plays an important role in the success of many businesses. In this study, we revisit the relationship between CEO’s personality and firm performance for 27 Vietnamese commercial banks. We use graphology to classify 299 handwritten signatures of CEOs into different personality traits such as extraversion or conscientiousness. Those personalities, among other factors (e.g., ownership, listed status, and CEOs’ experiences), are then used to explain bank performance. We document that banks with conscientious CEOs tend to outperform their counterparts.

First Page

52

Last Page

87

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Country

Vietnam

Affiliation

Massey University

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