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CEO power and stock price crash risk in China: do female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure matter?

CEO power and stock price crash risk in China: do female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure matter?
CEO power and stock price crash risk in China: do female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure matter?
This study investigates how CEO power is associated with stock price crash risk. We further examine the moderating roles of female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure on the relationship between CEO power and stock price crash risk. Employing one of the largest datasets to-date of Chinese listed firms over the 2005-2015 period (13,421 firm-year observations), we find that CEO’s power to increase the likelihood of stock price crash risk is significantly mitigated when the percentage of: (a) female directors; and (b) ownership by blockholders and institutions, is high within firms. We interpret our findings within a theoretical framework that draws insights from neo-institutional, managerial power and critical mass theories. The findings are robust to the use of alternative measures, estimation methods and endogeneity issues.
CEO power, China, female director critical mass, managerial power theory, ownership structure, stock price crash risk
1057-5219
1-19
Shahab, Yasir
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Ullah, Farid
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Yugang, Chen
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Ullah, Farid
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Yugang, Chen
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Shahab, Yasir, Ntim, Collins, Ullah, Farid, Yugang, Chen and Ye, Zhiwei (2020) CEO power and stock price crash risk in China: do female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure matter? International Review of Financial Analysis, 68, 1-19, [101457]. (doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2020.101457).

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This study investigates how CEO power is associated with stock price crash risk. We further examine the moderating roles of female directors’ critical mass and ownership structure on the relationship between CEO power and stock price crash risk. Employing one of the largest datasets to-date of Chinese listed firms over the 2005-2015 period (13,421 firm-year observations), we find that CEO’s power to increase the likelihood of stock price crash risk is significantly mitigated when the percentage of: (a) female directors; and (b) ownership by blockholders and institutions, is high within firms. We interpret our findings within a theoretical framework that draws insights from neo-institutional, managerial power and critical mass theories. The findings are robust to the use of alternative measures, estimation methods and endogeneity issues.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 January 2020
Published date: March 2020
Keywords: CEO power, China, female director critical mass, managerial power theory, ownership structure, stock price crash risk

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Local EPrints ID: 437003
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437003
ISSN: 1057-5219
PURE UUID: 6d3bbe5d-9444-48bc-8ea8-c521ea75a442
ORCID for Collins Ntim: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1042-4056

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2020 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 02:27

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Author: Yasir Shahab
Author: Collins Ntim ORCID iD
Author: Farid Ullah
Author: Chen Yugang
Author: Zhiwei Ye

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