The Reality of Short Termism Per Mark Roe

Short-termism in stock markets preoccupies many policy makers and analysts of late but Mark Roe wonders about the validity of some of the conventional talk.   He has posted a series of three short articles on the topic excerpted from a larger project, all worth a look: (1) about whether the cause of any new corporate short-termism may not be stock markets but the speed of change in business pressures;  (2) Are Stock Markets Really Becoming More Short-Term?, and (3) Apple’s Cash Flow Problem, using that case to question the assumption of short-termism.   Business Lawyer will publish the longer version of the inquiry this summer in Mark’s piece, Corporate Short-termism — In the Boardroom and in the Courtroom.  All worth reading.

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