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A Model of Myopic Corporate Behaviour with Efficient Stock Markets and Optimal Management Incentive Programs

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  • Garvey, G.T.
  • Grant, S.
  • King, S.P.

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Existing models of corporate "short-termism" rely on an exogenously imposed, suboptimal management objective function. This paper endogenizes both managers' concern for short-term stock prices and the resulting distorsions. We consider a standard agency problem between corporate managers and investors in which the short-term share price is determined before the manager has made her effort choice and therefore cannot be informative in the standard principal-agent sense.

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  • Garvey, G.T. & Grant, S. & King, S.P., 1996. "A Model of Myopic Corporate Behaviour with Efficient Stock Markets and Optimal Management Incentive Programs," Papers 307, Australian National University - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:aunaec:307
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    Keywords

    MODELS; STOCK MARKET; FINANCIAL MARKET;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G19 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Other

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