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The issue of the alignment between shareholder interests and company interests is a tough one.

On the one hand, management paying itself insane bonuses is obviously not in the greater benefits of the shareholders.

On the other hand, an excessive focus on shareholder value has a tendency to force the worst kind of short-sighted, extractive decisions on the company, because selling everything off now will always be more profitable, now, then slowly building it over the next ten years.

by Zwackus on Mon Nov 14th, 2011 at 07:58:45 AM EST
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