Believing One ’ S Own Press : the Causes and Consequences of Ceo Celebrity

  title={Believing One ’ S Own Press : the Causes and Consequences of Ceo Celebrity},
  author={Mathew L. A. Hayward and Violina Rindova and Timothy G. Pollock},
This theoretical article introduces the construct of CEO celebrity in order to explain how the tendency of journalists to attribute a firm’s actions and outcomes to the volition of its CEO affects such firm. In the model developed here, journalists celebrate a CEO whose firm takes strategic actions that are distinctive and consistent by attributing such actions and performance to the firm’s CEO. In so doing, journalists over-attribute a firm’s actions and outcomes to the disposition of its CEO… CONTINUE READING
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