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Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In the case of an acquisition or a merger, it is very often the case that when an individual or company perceives itself to be the winner, subsequent events will show that the victory was overvalued. ... More


Winning is not everything

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the reasons why winner’s curse is endemic in contemporary business, whether in the US or globally. Many important business decisions have the potential to encounter the winner’s ... More


Avoiding the Winner's Curse

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In many cases, company executives have turned away from continuing on a path to actually winning a venture that they started pursuing. This chapter examines the reason why these managers were willing ... More


‘Nothing to do with Human Affairs?’: Alcibiades' Response to Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores a further issue that arises from Socrates' account of how our desire for happiness is best satisfied: to what extent is it a human life that he advocates? It argues that ... More


Corporate Takeovers and the Winner's Curse

Hersh Shefrin

in Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161212
eISBN:
9780199832996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161211.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There is general evidence that corporate executives exhibit hubris, that they are impressed with their own abilities. Since July 1996, the Financial Executives Institute and Duke University have been ... More


Introduction Framing the Crisis: Accident, Fiasco, or Debacle?

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

The introductory chapter sets the book up as an intervention in the debate about the financial crisis by engaging in some of the possible conceptualizations of accident. The concepts of accident and ... More


Humility

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter starts by describing an aspect of existential humanism, its advocacy of a certain stance or attitude towards concepts, beliefs, and commitments that follows with the acceptance of the ... More


The Hubris of Humanism (1)

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates the claim that the ‘dis-incumbenced’ posture required by existential humanism in its raw, uncompensated form is a hubristic one. The first section tries to evaluate the ... More


Education and Economy: Conservation, Education, and People

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

in On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823238859
eISBN:
9780823238897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823238859.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter contains various addresses and publications by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on conservation, education, and community.


Political Vices

Mark E. Button

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190274962
eISBN:
9780190274986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This is a book about our uniquely political vices: the kind of persistent dispositions of character and conduct that imperil both the functioning of democratic-political institutions and the trust ... More


Iniuria (Contempt)

Peter Birks

in The Roman Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198719274
eISBN:
9780191788543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter examines the delict of iniuria(contempt, insult), looking in particular at the name of the delict, the history of the actio iniuriarum, the measure of recovery and the necessary ... More


Prologue: The Perils of Sleepwalking

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces the three key arguments of the book. It examines the shadowy world of debt, its technicality, and opacity. The world of debt is revealed as highly susceptible to practices of ... More


Epilogue: History as Oracle

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter reflects on the value of history in understanding the problematic relationship of states with debt. It helps puncture the illusion, hubris, and complacency that bedevil this ... More


Crumbling Edifice

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the burgeoning river-restoration movement in the United States and explores its premise, promises, and challenges. Nearly all of America's rivers are developed, dammed, ... More


The Source of the Scientistic Hubris: L̓Ecole Polytechnique

Bruce Caldwell (ed.)

in Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason: Text and Documents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226321097
eISBN:
9780226321127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226321127.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Never will man penetrate deeper into error than when he is continuing on a road that has led him to great success. And never can pride in the achievements of the natural sciences and confidence in ... More


“I’m an Expert on Public Space”: Professional Knowledge at Work in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

in The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190691332
eISBN:
9780190691349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190691332.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 focuses on the personal and professional background of many do-it-yourselfers who employ sophisticated knowledge of professional planning and scholarly urbanism in their interventions. In ... More


The Saintly Politics of Catastrophe: Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind

Peter Y. Paik

in From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers Miyazaki’s epic manga Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. This enabled him to develop and pursue in unparalleled detail and comprehensiveness the major themes, such as the ... More


Uncanny Domesticities: Goddesses in the mahābhārata

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 4 takes up Wulff Alonso’s hypothesis that the Mahābhārata poets worked from a Greek repertoire in modeling many of their stories. It discusses the epic’s divine plan of the Unburdening of the ... More


The Anti-Politics of Hubris: Vice of Sovereignty

Mark E. Button

in Political Vices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190274962
eISBN:
9780190274986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274962.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Over the last decade, charges of “hubris” against political elites have made a dramatic, bipartisan return within the public rhetoric of western democracies. Yet contemporary writers and pundits ... More


Counterfeit COIN and the State of Nature Effect

Marshall Sahlins

in Reconsidering American Power: Pax Americana and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199490585
eISBN:
9780199097807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490585.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter documents the processes by which the American intervention in Iraq transformed a plural nation into a bellum omnium contra omnes (war of all against all). In the civil strife of ancient ... More


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