Testosterone may drive aggressive takeovers: study

Fox, Maggie
September 2010
Romanian Journal of Medical Practice;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p167
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a Canadian study that highlighted the role of testosterone in driving aggressive company takeovers. Conducted by researchers at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, the study linked age with aggressive takeover behavior of younger chief executive officers (CEO). The study reveals that younger CEOs were more likely to initiate a bid than CEOS over the age of 45.


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