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Dissecting inventor CEOs

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Interesting paper by Emdad Islam and Jason Zein [1] on whether high technology firms led by inventor CEOs with hands-on innovation experience (the Netflix’s Reed Hastings types) have higher corporate innovation output and impact compared to companies led by non-inventor CEOs. Pinpointing the corporate traits that would predict innovation is tricky. Many spurious correlations may exist and filtering predictive features is challenging. For example, Reeb and Zhao [2] note that from thirty-five previously identified determinants […]