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dc.contributor.advisorMishra, Dev
dc.contributor.advisorMamun, Abdullah
dc.creatorHussain, Shafayat 1993-
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T20:46:25Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T20:46:25Z
dc.date.created2019-11
dc.date.issued2019-11-27
dc.date.submittedNovember 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/12466
dc.description.abstractI examine the impact of CEO overconfidence on the sentimental tones used by firms in the annual reports. Following Loughran & McDonald’s sentiment word list, the thesis investigates whether firms headed by overconfident CEOs tend to use more favorably or tend to avoid positive, strong, moderate, negative, uncertain, litigious, constraining and weak tones while filing 10-K reports. The thesis provides strong evidence of lesser instances of negative and strong tones in annual reports of the firms headed by overconfident CEOs and weak evidence of lesser instances of litigious tone. The thesis also provides strong evidence of firms headed by overconfident CEOs with higher levels of cash increasing the use of strong tone in annual reports, and more valued decreasing the use of litigious tone. Also, the results show weak evidence of firms headed by overconfident CEOs with higher capital expenditure increasing the use of negative tone and highly leveraged firms headed by overconfident CEOs decreasing the use of litigious tone.
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dc.subjectoverconfidence
dc.subjecttone
dc.subjectannual report
dc.subjectCEO
dc.subjecttextual analysis
dc.subject10-K
dc.subjectnegative tone
dc.subjectlitigious tone
dc.subjectstrong tone
dc.subjectstrong modal words
dc.subjectstrong modal verbs
dc.titleCEO Overconfidence and Tone of Annual Report
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-11-27T20:46:25Z
thesis.degree.departmentFinance
thesis.degree.disciplineFinance
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberPark, Han-Up
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTannous, George
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMaung, Min


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