What Do CEOs Do ?

  title={What Do CEOs Do ?},
  author={Do CEOs Do and Oriana Bandiera and Luigi Guiso and Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun},
We develop a methodology to collect and analyze time diaries of top executives. Our idea — sketched out in a simple theoretical set-up — is that CEO time is a scarce resource and that its allocation can help us identify the firm’s priorities as well as the presence of governance issues. We record the work-related activities of 103 CEOs of top-600 Italian firms over a pre-specified week. Individual CEOs differ systematically in how much time they spend at work and in how much time they devote to… CONTINUE READING
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