Short-Termism, an Evolving Concern?

  • Kim M. Willey


This chapter examines the development of the short-termism concept from when it was first clearly articulated as an issue in the 1970s in response to concerns of hostile takeovers of primarily US companies, to its wide-spread usage post-global financial crisis. This examination of the development of the short-termism concept brings to the forefront the question of whether such short-termism is a substantive issue or if it is instead merely compelling rhetoric that overlaps with the capital market concerns of the day.


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  • Kim M. Willey
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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