Drilled to obey? Ex-military CEOs and financial misconduct

Koch-Bayram, Irmela ; Wernicke, Georg

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2946
URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/s...
Additional URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326848325...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 39
Issue number: 11
Page range: 2943-2964
Place of publication: Chichester [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley
ISSN: 0143-2095 , 1097-0266
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): backdating , board oversight , CEOs , fraud , military
Abstract: Research Summary: We examine the influence of CEOs' military background on financial misconduct using two distinctive datasets. First, we make use of accounting and auditing enforcement releases (AAER) issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which contain intentional and substantial cases of financial fraud. Second, we use a dataset of “lucky grants,” which provide a measure of the likelihood of grant dates of CEOs' stock options having been manipulated. Results for both datasets indicate that CEOs who served in the military are less inclined to be involved in fraudulent financial reporting and to backdate stock options. In addition, we find that these relationships are moderated by board oversight (CEO duality and independent directors in the board).

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