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时间:20201215日(周二上午),10:00-11:00  

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报告:Are executives more socially responsible when raised with siblings? Evidence from Chinese family firms  

报告人:谢蓉蓉

摘要:Using hand-collected data on siblings of chairpersons in Chinese family firms, we examine the impact of the chairperson having siblings on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of their firm. The findings suggest that when a firm has a siblings-chairperson, the firm has a better CSR rating than firms with a chairperson without siblings. Specifically, a firm with a siblings-chairperson, on average, has a CSR rating approximately 7.96% higher than a median firm’s rating. The conclusions are robust to a battery of robustness checks including a regression discontinuity research design, alternative measures of CSR, exogenous shocks caused by a sibling’s death, a propensity score matching sample, placebo tests, and different estimation methods. Additional analysis suggests that the mechanisms behind siblings and CSR are consistent with both competition and altruistic effects among siblings. Further analysis suggests that the positive impact of a siblings-chairperson on the CSR rating of firms is more salient when the local familism culture is stronger, when government official career advancement incentives are lower, or when the siblings are directors or CEOs of other firms. Finally, firms with a siblings-chairperson are also pro-shareholder because they consume less perquisites than firms without a siblings-chairperson. Collectively, the findings are consistent with the notion that, by having at least one sibling, a chairperson is more competitive and altruistic than a chairperson without siblings, and such behavior enhances CSR. Family structure matters in corporate practices.

报告人简介:

谢蓉蓉,中国人民大学商学院财务与金融系博士研究生,曾赴美国德克萨斯大学达拉斯分校访学1年。研究方向为公司治理、公司财务与会计、家族企业传承、资本市场分析师行为。研究成果被《经济研究》等期刊录用。