Short-Term Shareholders, Bubbles, And CEO Myopia
AbstractThis paper analyses the real economy effects of firms having some shareholders with a short investment horizon on their shareholder register.� Short-term shareholders cause management to be concerned with the path of the share price as well as its ultimate value.� Such shareholders in an economy lead to bubbles in the prices of key inputs, to the misallocation of firms to risky business models, and to increased costs of capital.� For individual firms short-term shareholders induce the Board to reduce deferred incentives in CEO pay prompting CEO myopia and reduced investments in the long-run capabilities of the firm.
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Date of creation: 04 Jul 2013
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Investor time-horrizons; bubbles; CEO compensation; cost of capital; short-termism; bonuses; shareholder register;
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- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
- L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
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- NEP-ALL-2013-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2013-07-28 (Business Economics)
- NEP-HRM-2013-07-28 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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