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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Helen
dc.contributor.advisorTan, Eric
dc.contributor.advisorHe, Ren
dc.contributor.authorWu, Yan
dc.identifier.citationWu, Y. (2020). Managerial overconfidence and corporate investment decisions - Research based on Chinese listed companies (Thesis, Doctor of Business Administration). University of Otago. Retrieved from
dc.description.abstractManagerial overconfidence refers to a manager’s strong belief in their management ability, their ability to choose better investment opportunities, and the richness of their perceived knowledge level. That is, overconfident managers consistently assess opportunities as being of higher value than the actual situation because of managerial psychological bias, commonly referred to as managerial overconfidence. This thesis uses Overconfidence Theory to study the investment decision-making of Listed Companies in China.The analysis looks at the M&A events in the A-share market of Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013 to investigate the behavior of managerial investment choices. The results show that, consistent with the theory of managerial overconfidence, overconfident Chinese managers demonstrate a positive association with the scale of investment and level of corporate overinvestment. In particular, the evidence suggests that firms with higher free cash flows and overconfident managers are associated with significantly higher levels of investment activity.
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectOverconfidence of managers
dc.subjectInvestment decision-making
dc.subjectCash flow
dc.titleManagerial overconfidence and corporate investment decisions - Research based on Chinese listed companies
dc.language.rfc3066en and Finance of Business Administration of Otago
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