Bridge over ocean
17 October 2014 Multimedia

Shareholder Value Maximization

The World's Dumbest Idea?

  1. James Montier

James Montier discusses the myth of shareholder value maximization (SVM) and its “unintended” consequences. Montier explains the distortions in the economic landscape due to the disproportionate pursuit of SVM, along with SVM’s links to low rates of real investment, rising inequality, and labour’s declining share of income.

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