Does CEO power matter for the performance of retrenchment strategy?

Brahmana, Rayenda Khresna and You, Hui Wei and Kontesa, Maria (2020) Does CEO power matter for the performance of retrenchment strategy? Journal of Strategy and Management, 13 (4). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1755-425X

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Purpose – This research aims to examine the moderating role of CEO power on the relationship between retrenchment strategy and firm performance by framing the relationship under an agency theory, and power circulation theory. Design/methodology/approach – This study focuses on a sample of 319 non-financial public listed companies in Malaysia from the year 2011–2016 and estimates the model under two-step GMM panel regression to eliminate the endogeneity issue. Findings – The results show that the retrenchment strategy increased firm performance. Meanwhile, greater CEO power changes that retrenchment effect into increased performance. This study also indicates the CEO power strengthens the relationship between firm performance and retrenchment. However, CEO power does not have any effect on the performance of low retrenchment, and the performance of big firm size. Research limitations/implications – The findings show that the higher CEO power cause higher firm performance and higher retrenchment. This research suggests that CEO power can make retrenchment strategy works and the decision made can affect the firm performance significantly. Originality/value – This study examines the effect of CEO power on the performance of retrenchment strategy implementation by contesting agency theory, power circulation theory, and resource-based view theory within the emerging country context

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Firm performance, CEO power, Power circulation theory, Retrenchment strategyPaper typeResearch paper, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Brahmana
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 02:06
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 02:07

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