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Why do some CEOs become celebrities while others don’t?

Lovelace, Jeffrey B., Bundy, Jonathan N., Pollock, Timothy G. and Hambrick, Donald C. (2021) Why do some CEOs become celebrities while others don’t? LSE Business Review (09 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Celebrity benefits chief executives personally: increased pay, more opportunities to join boards, and protection from dismissal. But their firms do not enjoy similarly positive outcomes. These CEOs often demonstrate higher levels of complacency, risk-taking, and hubris. But what leads them to attain celebrity in the first place? Jeffrey B. Lovelace, Jonathan N. Bundy, Tim Pollock, and Donald Hambrick write that a CEO’s personal attributes, a firm’s non-conforming actions, and a CEO’s use of self-promotion tactics play important roles in attracting high levels of positive media attention — with implications for individuals, firms, and society.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 14:15
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 23:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111645

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