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DO FAMILY CEOS IMPACT FIRM VALUE? AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF INDIAN FAMILY FIRMS

Lakshmi Kalyanaraman

DOI: 10.22495/cbv11i1art6

Abstract

We study the association between family CEO and firm value on a sample of 288 family firms during the 6-year period, from 2009 to 2014. The sample is drawn from domestic private companies belonging to non-financial services sector included in the NSE CNX 500 index. We find that family CEO has no significant association with firm value, when the family is not the majority shareholder. Family shareholding has positive relationship with firm value, but does not moderate the relationship of family CEO with firm value. We show that family CEO and firm value are negatively related when the family does not hold majority equity stake in the family firm. While family shareholding has no significant relationship with firm value, it has a negative interaction effect on the relationship between family CEO and firm value. The research findings have important implications for family firms as well as the nonfamily investors in the family firms.

Keywords: CEO, Firm Value, Family Firms

How to cite this paper: Kalyanaraman, L. (2015). Do family CEOs impact firm value? An empirical analysis of Indian family firms. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 11(1), 59-70. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv11i1art6

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