To What Extent does CEO Behavior Enhance Risk-Taking? A Banking Sector Related Evidence


  • Wafa Jilani University of Sfax
  • Jamel Chouaibi University of Sfax



bank risk-taking, corporate governance, CEO behavior, CEO dominance


The present paper is designed to examine the extent of the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) behavioral impact on the bank risk-taking venture. The sample involves a set of 540 banks, observed over a longitudinal panel data set (2007-2019). A multiple linear-regression technique has been applied. The attained results prove to highlight that when CEOs seem to enjoy a great deal of overconfidence, they are more likely to influence the board’s decision-making to their proper risk-reducing advantage. The greater the CEO dominance is, the more decreased the bank specific risk turns out to be, given the significantly positive association of CEO dominance with the risk-taking procedure. This paper's results have implication for banks and policymakers looking to promote risk-taking. This paper could be useful to shareholders as they aim to recruit the most gifted CEOs with the relevant set of competences in order to meet shareholders' goals and enhance bank competitiveness.

JEL Codes - G23, G32, G41

Author Biographies

Wafa Jilani, University of Sfax

Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax

Jamel Chouaibi, University of Sfax

Faculty of Economics and Management of Sfax


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How to Cite

Jilani, W., & Chouaibi, J. (2021). To What Extent does CEO Behavior Enhance Risk-Taking? A Banking Sector Related Evidence. Scientific Annals of Economics and Business, 68(3), 309–332.