Are the best of the best better than the rest? The effect of multiple rankings on company value

Greg Filbeck, Raymond Gorman, Xin Zhao

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In this paper, we explore the cumulative and interactive effects from being listed on one or more of four popular annual surveys (Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" and "100 Best Companies to Work For," Business Ethics "Best Corporate Citizens," and Working Mother's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.") We find portfolios constructed of firms selected across these surveys add value to a portfolio, initially and over longer-holding periods, but the overall results are driven by the performance of those firms selected from the Most Admired Companies and Best Corporate Citizens rankings. We also discover that being listed in two or three different surveys on a yearly basis produces incremental value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-722
Number of pages28
JournalReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Finance

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