Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56675
Authors: 
Adam, Tim R.
Fernando, Chitru S.
Golubeva, Evgenia
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
SFB 649 discussion paper 2012-018
Abstract: 
We show that managerial overconfidence, which has been found to influence a number of corporate financial decisions, also affects corporate risk management. We find that managers increase their speculative activities using derivatives following speculative gains, while they do not reduce their speculative activities following speculative losses. This asymmetric response follows from selective selfattribution: successes tend to be attributed to one's own skill, while failures tend to be attributed to bad luck. Thus, our results show that managerial behavioral biases can also impact corporate risk management.
Subjects: 
corporate risk management
behavioral biases
managerial overconfidence
speculation
JEL: 
G11
G14
G32
G39
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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