International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Does CEO Duality Enhance Firms Business Performance? Empirical Evidence from Bahrain
Sekhar Muni Amba

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of CEO duality- as a member of board, chairman of the board on firms’ performance measures such as ROA, ROE and Assets Turnover on the listed companies in Bahrain Bourse. Data sample are from 39 companies for three years 2010, 2011 and 2012.This study applied correlation and linear regression analysis. Correlations among the variables and regression models are not found to be significant at 5%level but CEO as a board member positively related with ROE and assets turnover but negatively related to ROA where as CEO as Chairman of the board is negatively related to all performance variables’. Regression analysis reveals CEO duality has no significant effect on firms’ performance measures. This study contributes to the literature on the impact of CEO duality on firms’ performance measures.

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