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The Hubris Hypothesis of Corporate Takeovers

Richard Roll
The Journal of Business
Vol. 59, No. 2, Part 1 (Apr., 1986), pp. 197-216
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2353017
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Abstract

The hubris hypothesis is advanced as an explanation of corporate takeovers. Hubris on the part of individual decision makers in bidding firms can explain why bids are made even when a valuation above the current market price represents a positive valuation error. Bidding firms infected by hubris simply pay too much for their targets. The empirical evidence in mergers and tender offers is reconsidered in the hubris context. It is argued that the evidence supports the hubris hypothesis as much as it supports other explanations such as taxes, synergy, and inefficient target management.

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