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Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

Harvard Business

For example, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk enjoy cult-like status and are widely regarded as modern tycoons of innovation. My focus was on peer-reviewed journal articles (academic papers) that included reliable measures of CEO attributes (e.g., I came up with three major conclusions from this literature review: CEOs Do Matter a Lot. Stan O’Neal’s reckless risk-taking sunk Merrill Lynch, yet he still managed to walk out the door with $161.5

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