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Are overconfident CEOs better innovators? (2010)

"Firms with overconfident CEOs have greater return volatility, invest more in innovation, obtain more patents and patent citations, and achieve greater innovative success for given research and development expenditures.  ...

Written by: Hirshleifer, Low and Teoh.

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CEO overconfidence and dividend policy. (2010)

"The level of dividend payout is lower in firms managed by overconfident CEOs. This reduction in dividends associated with CEO overconfidence is greater in firms with lower growth opportunities and...

Written by: Deshmukh, Goel and Howe.

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Accounting as a facilitator of extreme narcissism. (2010)

"..special features of financial accounting facilitate extreme narcissism in susceptible CEOs. Extremely narcissistic CEOs are key players in a recurring discourse cycle facilitated by financial accounting language and measures.  ...

Written by: Amernic, J and Craig R.

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Corporate psychopathy: talking the walk. (2010)

"Better vetting procedures to assess psychopathic traits may help prevent those who excel at ‘‘talking the walk’’ from sliding into the pre-management ranks. Even so, it is likely that sour...

Written by: Babiak, Paul; Neumann, Craig S.; Hare, Robert D.

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