Quotation Haas, Nora, Speckbacher, Gerhard. 2017. Everything Under My Control: CEO Characteristics and the Evaluation of Middle Manager Performance in Small and Medium-Sized Firms. zfbf Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung - Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr) - 18 (2), 109-129.


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Studies of small and medium-sized enterprises have provided evidence that CEOs of such firms can have a dominating influence on firm activities. Drawing on upper echelons theory, we analyze the influence of CEO personality (CEO internal locus of control), CEO ownership and CEO education on the evaluation of middle manager performance. In line with our expectations, we find evidence for a direct effect of CEO ownership (negative) and CEO education (positive) on the use of objective performance evaluations and for a direct effect of the CEO’s internal locus of control on the use of subjective performance evaluations. Moreover, we provide evidence for a moderating role of both CEO ownership and education with respect to the influence of the CEO’s locus of control on the use of subjective evaluations. We use a sample of 247 small and medium-sized manufacturing firms to test our hypotheses.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal zfbf Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung - Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr) -
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Everything Under My Control: CEO Characteristics and the Evaluation of Middle Manager Performance in Small and Medium-Sized Firms
Volume 18
Number 2
Year 2017
Page from 109
Page to 129
Reviewed? Y
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41464-017-0027-x
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41464-017-0027-x
JEL M12

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Speckbacher, Gerhard (Details)
External
Haas, Nora (k.A., Austria)
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Institute for Strategy and Managerial Accounting IN (Details)
Strategy and Innovation DP (Details)
Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5333 Business management (Details)
5359 Controlling (Details)
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