Department of International Economics, Government and Business


Kontor: POR/24.A-3.59

My research interests revolve around understanding how CEOs are selected, evaluated by stakeholders, and how they arrive at their decisions.  Regarding CEO evaluation, I am specifically interested in what drives stakeholders' approval and disapproval of CEOs, and how such an assessment may influence CEO behavior. For example, I am currently engaged in a joint project in which I analyze what are the drivers and consequences of gender differences in the popularity of CEOs among their employees. CEO behavior and measuring CEO preferences is another area in which  I am working. In this context, I got curious how population aging and the increasing share of older managers might influence top level decision making.

Primære forskningsområder
  • Managerial behavior
  • Top executive wages
  • CEO popularity
  • Neurobiology
  • Social online networks
Administrative opgaver

Academic coordinator for the Cand. Merc. concentration in International Business

Sociale medier
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Business Projects in International Business

Leadership and Governance at MNE


Various topics in Corporate governance, Leadership, Board room dynamics, Financial markets, Firm performance, Innovation, and Market entry

Udvalgte publikationer

JP Vergne, Georg Wernicke, Steffen Brenner (2018) Signal Incongruence and Its Consequences: A Study of Media Disapproval and CEO Overcompensation. Organization Science 29(5):796-817.

Steffen Brenner / The Risk Preferences of U.S. Executives In: Management Science, Vol. 61, No. 6, 2015, p. 1344-1361

Self-disclosure at international cartels, Journal of International Business Studies, 2011, 42, 221-234.

On the irrelevance of insider trading for managerial compensation, European Economic Review, 2011, 55(2), 293-303.

Publikationer sorteret efter:
Steffen Brenner; Isabelle Solal; Georg Wernicke / ‘Not My CEO’ : Employee Reactions to the Threat of Female Leadership.
I: Proceedings of the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2023, 6 s. (Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings)
Konferenceabstrakt i proceedings > peer review
Steffen Brenner; Sezen Aksin Sivrikaya; Joachim Schwalbach / Who Is on LinkedIn? : Self-selection into Professional Online Networks.
I: Applied Economics, Vol. 52, Nr. 1, 1.2020, s. 52-67
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jean-Philippe Vergne; Georg Wernicke; Steffen Brenner / Signal Incongruence and Its Consequences : A Study of Media Disapproval and CEO Overcompensation.
I: Organization Science, Vol. 29, Nr. 5, 9.2018, s. 796-817
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Jean-Philippe Vergne; Georg Wernicke; Steffen Brenner / Smoke Signal or Smoke Screen? : Why the Media Do Not Disapprove Equally or Overpaid CEOs.
Paper presented at The 15th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2015, 2015
Paper > peer review
Steffen Brenner / The Risk Preferences of U.S. Executives
I: Management Science, Vol. 61, Nr. 6, 2015, s. 1344-1361
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Steffen Brenner / Location (Hotelling) Games and Applications
I: Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. red. /James J. Cochran; Louis Anthony Cox Jr.; Pinar Keskinocak; Jeffrey P. Kharoufeh; J. Cole Smith . : Wiley 2011
Encyclopædiartikel > peer review
Steffen Brenner / On the Irrelevance of Insider Trading for Managerial Compensation
I: European Economic Review, Vol. 55, Nr. 2, 2011, s. 293-303
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Steffen Brenner / Self-Disclosure at International Cartels
I: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 42, Nr. 2, 2011, s. 221-234
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Steffen Brenner / Passive Shareholders and Active Managers : An Empirical Test of Admati and Pfleider's Hypothesis.
I: Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 20, Nr. 4, 2010, s. 275-291
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review

2018 - CBS Executive - Teaching 
2019 - CBS Executive - Teaching
2020 - No outside activities to report
2021 - No outside activities to report
2022 - No outside activities to report
2023 - No outside activities to report