Aaron Hill
Associate Professor of Management Aaron Hill.

Conservative CEOs Pursue Riskier International Deals Than Liberals Do

Associate Professor Aaron Hill and his co-authors studied 1,027 decisions to enter foreign markets made by Fortune 500 CEOs over the past decade and examined the executives’ political-campaign contributions to determine their leanings. They found that conservative leaders were more likely to acquire companies than to form alliances, while for liberal leaders it was just the reverse.

The conclusion: Conservative CEOs pursue riskier international deals than liberals do.

Read more of Hill’s insights in this story from Harvard Business Review