Research on the Relationship between CEO's Overconfidence and Corporate Investment Financing Behavior

  • Zhang Y
  • Yang Z
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At present, the classic corporate finance theory is challenged by various behavioral visions of corporate leaders in the actual decision-making of corporate finance. From the perspective of behavioral finance, this paper selects the data of A-share listed companies in China's Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2003-2016 to study the relationship between CEO's overconfidence and business operations. The study found that: Overconfidence CEOs will tend to increase the level of leverage, increase the number of loans, especially to increase the number of short-term loans; When the economic growth is faster, the listed company's CEO is more inclined to overconfidence; However, unlike the results of foreign studies, overconfident companies did not replace CEOs more frequently than non-overconfident companies, and did not increase the probability of bankruptcy. Finally, the CEO of a state-owned company does not appear to be more overconfident than the CEO of a private company.




Zhang, Y., & Yang, Z. (2018). Research on the Relationship between CEO’s Overconfidence and Corporate Investment Financing Behavior. Journal of Modeling and Optimization, 10(1), 8.

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