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Flying Too Close to the Sun? Hubris Among CEOs and How to Prevent it

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  • Valérie Petit

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  • Helen Bollaert

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  • Valérie Petit & Helen Bollaert, 2012. "Flying Too Close to the Sun? Hubris Among CEOs and How to Prevent it," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 108(3), pages 265-283, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:108:y:2012:i:3:p:265-283 DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1097-1
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