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Managerial optimism and search

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This paper proposes and tests a model of the influence of managerial dispositional optimism on the propensity to search. The model developed in this article was tested using a business simulation exercise and survey method. Results show support for the positive influence of optimism on search; in addition, the relationship appears curvilinear.

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  • Papenhausen, Chris, 2010. "Managerial optimism and search," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(7), pages 716-720, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:63:y:2010:i:7:p:716-720
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    1. Brea, Humberto & Grifell-Tatje, Emili & Orea, Luis, 2012. "Expectations with Unrealistic Optimism: An Empirical Application," Efficiency Series Papers 2012/01, University of Oviedo, Department of Economics, Oviedo Efficiency Group (OEG).

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