Short-Term vs Long-Term Investments of Public Corporations: Past and Frontiers for the Future
Scholars have long been concerned that short-termism negatively affects many corporate decisions. In the past decade, scholars from a variety of perspectives have moved past anecdotal evidence to contribute large-scale empirical insights about the role of time horizon and related temporal factors in the development of firm strategies. Because these insights originated in multiple research streams, different terms have been used in reference to similar concepts. This symposium brings together scholars from those different perspectives to summarize some of the similarities in their past work and discuss how future research can consolidate the gains of the past decade and engage new challenges going forward.