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Smith Business Close-Up: Narcissism is a Bad Sign

Nov 04, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, November 4, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School ofBusiness, Nick Seybert talks about his new research that looks at the size of CEO’s signatures on annualSEC filings to measure narcissism and how that relates to firm performance.

Seybert is an assistant professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University ofMaryland in the Accounting and Information Assurance Department. He studies financial accountingand behavioral finance, particularly how optimistic beliefs arise and are disciplined in the market.His research has been published in leading journals, including the Accounting Review, the Journal ofAccounting Research, and Management Science.

Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.

Where to Watch

Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.