The Roots of Success: How CEO Social Class Origin Affects Firm Growth

Maximilian Franz-Josef Göbel, Dominik Van Aaken, Hannes Winner

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftKonferenzartikel


Social class has just recently found its way into management research, trying to explain how managers’ choices are constructed and performed. We examine how the CEOs social class origin determines firm growth. We refer to social psychology, imprinting and social class the- ory, and subsume a variety of factors to uncover the effects of social class origin. Our study of 1,799 German CEOs unveils that the social class of a CEO’s parents have lasting, multifaceted impacts on several dimensions of firm growth.
Seiten (von - bis)11291
FachzeitschriftAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Aug 2019

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