Research Summary

What does a CEO do?

by Raffaella Sadun


Together with academics from HBS and LSE, Professor Sadun in currently involved in a project that seeks to understand how CEOs in Europe and the United States allocate their time between internal and external matters and how their use of time influences corporate performance. Findings from data on 120 top Italian CEOs shows a positive correlation between specific time allocations and firm performance. Data in China, India and the US is currently being collected. More details on the project can be found here.