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10 September 2010

High testosterone drives takeovers

Younger chief executives with high testosterone levels may be more likely to try a hostile takeover and to get burned in the attempt, Canadian researchers said.

Younger chief executives with high testosterone levels may be more likely to try a hostile takeover and to get burned in the attempt, Canadian researchers said.

"Young male CEOs appear to be combative: they are 4% more likely to be acquisitive and, having initiated an acquisition, they are over 20% more likely to withdraw an offer," Li's team wrote in the September issue of Management Science.

 
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