The influence of people on the performance of IPO firms

S. Trevis Certo, R. Michael Holmes, Tim R. Holcomb

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Until the mid-1990s, the study of initial public offerings (IPOs) fell mainly under the purview of the finance literature. Within the last 10 years, however, management and entrepreneurship scholars have delved more into this subject area, as well. This article summarizes research examining IPO firms that has appeared in management and entrepreneurship journals, highlighting in particular the influence of individuals (namely executives and boards of directors) on IPO firm outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalBusiness Horizons
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • CEOs
  • Firm performance
  • IPO
  • Top management teams (TMTs)
  • Underpricing
  • Venture capitalists (VCs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Marketing


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