Subscribe to our newsletter

By entering your e-mail address, you will receive our newsletter about all events organized by Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti and new data source available.
Your e-mail address will not be passed on to third parties.


The User hereby acknowledges her rights pursuant to article 3 of Law 675/96, concerning personal data treatment, and authorises the recipient to process data transmitted by way of this electronic form for the sole purposes indicated.


FRDB Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Time Use by Italian CEO

fRDB survey

27 April 2010


Time Use by Italian CEO


This survey is the final part of the project that Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti has launched in 2008 to study the characteristics of Italian managers, the firms they work for and obtain a rich description of their incentives and activities.

We collected information on the time use by Italian CEO, in the form of day-by-day diary (from monday to friday, morning and afternoon). In particular CEO have described:

(1) The number of events and meetings and their duration.

(2) If the event was scheduled or not and if it occurs regularly.

(3) The number of internal and external (clients, suppliers, competitors, lawyers, bankers, politicians, etc.) participants at the event.

The final dataset contains information on 121 individuals (all Chief Executive Officers). As for the dataset on Italian Managers, the selection criteria followed the purpose of the study “Italian Managers: Fidelity or Performance?” by Bandiera, Guiso, Pratt and Sadun, which was presented at the X Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti Conference, “The Ruling Class”, held in Gaeta in May 2008.

The administration of the survey was outsourced to Erminero & Co., an established survey firm located in Milan. The survey was carried out in October 2007.

Related contents

Italian data / Italian Managers

Conferences / The Ruling Class

Access to the data

Data and questionnaire are password protected, but they are freely available upon request to the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti. In order to access the data, please write at (specifying your name and affiliation).