CEO Personality Traits and Corporate Environmental Performance

Venugopal, Aj and Awate, S and Nerur, S and Rasheed, A (2022) CEO Personality Traits and Corporate Environmental Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022 (1). ISSN 0065-0668

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This study examines how chief executive officers’ “Big Five personality traits” (FFM)- conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, openness to experience, and emotional stability - affect corporate environmental performance (CEP). Drawing from upper echelon perspective (UE) and natural-resource-based view (NRBV) of the firm, we argue that FFM traits of CEOs are associated with CEP. Using a sample of 304 CEOs of 276 S&P 1500 firms, we found that CEO conscientiousness, extraversion, and openness to experience are positively related to CEP. We used a novel technique based on linguistic analysis developed by IBM to assess the FFM traits of CEOs. Our study advances the microfoundations of CEP and UE research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Business Strategy
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 08:55
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023 08:55

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