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Smith Business Close-Up: Narcissism is a Bad Sign

Nov 01, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, November 4, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Narcissism is a Bad Sign

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of
Business, Nick Seybert talks about his new research that looks at the size of CEO’s signatures on annual
SEC 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 of
Maryland in the Accounting and Information Assurance Department. He studies financial accounting
and 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 of
Accounting 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
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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, specialty master's, 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.