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Impact of CEO's Managerial and Engineering Background on Global Automotive Companies' Performance

Student: Sergey Chaschin

Supervisor: Anastasia N. Stepanova

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Business (Master)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2019

The global automotive industry is on the verge of technological disruptions of the mass electric vehicles and autonomous cars. With the challenges that lie ahead of the industry, companies should prepare the right CEO to lead the company. The aim of this thesis is to research how does the background of the CEO influences company's performance and which CEO's background is more preferable in global automotive industry, engineering or managerial one. To find this out we would use Upper Echelon Theory by Hambric and Mason (1984), study Top-10 automotive companies by sales throughout 5 year period and make an analysis for correlations.

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