Sunday, October 24, 2010

Short-termism





This week's article concerns short-termism in the field of takeovers and the city.This story from Yahoo follows up the takeover panel's proposals earlier in the week.
Questions following on from the text.

  1. Why is short-termism a problem in business?
  2. Why is it a particular problem when a business is taken over?
  3. Should all investors in a company have equal rights or should long term investors have more rights?
  4. Is it easy for a foreign company to take over a company in your country?
  5. What are the possible dangers of such a takeover?
Write your answers in the comment section or discuss this topic with your teacher in class.

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