Managerial ability and corporate greenhouse gas emissions

Chrysovalantis Gaganis, Emilios Galariotis, Fotios Pasiouras, Menelaos Tasiou*

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Top managers are responsible for important decisions and their efficient implementation. Therefore, higher ability is more likely to lead to effective practice and favourable firm outcomes. This paper examines the association between managerial ability and corporate greenhouse gas emissions. The results suggest that firms with more able managers have lower greenhouse gas emissions. The disaggregation of total greenhouse gas emissions into Scope 1 emissions and Scope 2 emissions shows that managerial ability is negatively associated with both components. The results hold while controlling for various firm and country-level attributes and econometric specifications mitigating endogeneity concerns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-453
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Early online date11 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023


  • Emissions intensity
  • Environmental performance
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Managerial ability

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