This paper aims to investigate the relationship between a CEO's ability and authority with firm performance. The authors used a sample of 127 Iranian listed firms for over seven years, from 2011 to 2017.
The authors used data envelopment analysis (DEA) to evaluate managers' abilities, and the authors used business strategies to gauge authorities. Also, the methods of Fama–French and Herfindal–Hirschman were used for 889 firm-year observations.
The results show that managers' ability based on return on assets can affect firm performance, and skilled managers can improve performance.
In Iran, managers' abilities and other variables can impact it has been studied. Still, no study has been conducted on managers' strength and their level of authority with the presence of supervision on them.
Salehi, M., Bazrafshan, A. and Hosseinkamal, M. (2021), "The relationship between supervision quality, CEO’s ability and authority with firm performance", Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 150-173. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-08-2020-0056
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