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CEO Narcissism and Internationalization by Indian Firms

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Saurabh BhattacharyaORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2019.

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© 2019, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.This study investigates the impact of CEO narcissism on the internationalization of emerging market firms (EMFs) caused by the CEO’s propensity for high risk and resource commitment. Despite the well-established significance of a CEO’s narcissism on a firm’s risky strategic decisions, this personality aspect has not received any attention in the literature on EMFs. This is an especially important topic because internationalization is riskier for EMFs than for developed market multinationals. This study further investigates the moderating impact of CEO power and celebrity status on the relationship between the CEO’s narcissism and the firm’s internationalization. The study specifically examines a sample of 218 Indian firms for the period 2010 through 2015, and the results support the hypotheses.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Agnihotri A, Bhattacharya S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Management International Review

Year: 2019

Volume: 59

Issue: 6

Pages: 889–918

Print publication date: 01/12/2019

Online publication date: 06/11/2019

Acceptance date: 07/10/2019

Date deposited: 01/12/2019

ISSN (print): 0938-8249

ISSN (electronic): 1861-8901

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg


DOI: 10.1007/s11575-019-00404-8


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