The Double-Edged Sword Of CEO Activism

The Double-Edged Sword Of CEO Activism

By
David F. Larcker, Stephen A. Miles, Brian Tayan, Kim Wright-Violich
Corporate Board. June
2019, Vol. 40, Issue 236, Pages 1-5

The article focuses on the practice of chief executive officers (CEO) taking public positions on issues not directly related to their business, also known as CEO activism. Topics covered include the benefits and dangers of CEO activism to the company, the varying public responses to CEO activism, and the range of advocacy positions taken by CEOs in the U.S.