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Are institutional investors myopic? A time‐series study of four technology‐driven industries

Are institutional investors myopic? A time‐series study of four technology‐driven industries This paper examines the popular myth that managers in high‐technology industries are altering their critical R&D investments in response to the short‐term profit pressures of large institutional stockholders. The study entails an empirical examination of the relationship between R&D spending and institutional ownership over a 10‐year period for 129 firms based in four research‐intensive industries. Contrary to the view that institutional investors are having a damaging affect on R&D spending, after controlling for intervening effects the results suggest that higher levels of institutional ownership may be associated with greater R&D expenditures. A number of possible explanations for this finding are developed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Management Journal Wiley

Are institutional investors myopic? A time‐series study of four technology‐driven industries

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
0143-2095
eISSN
1097-0266
DOI
10.1002/smj.4250120102
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper examines the popular myth that managers in high‐technology industries are altering their critical R&D investments in response to the short‐term profit pressures of large institutional stockholders. The study entails an empirical examination of the relationship between R&D spending and institutional ownership over a 10‐year period for 129 firms based in four research‐intensive industries. Contrary to the view that institutional investors are having a damaging affect on R&D spending, after controlling for intervening effects the results suggest that higher levels of institutional ownership may be associated with greater R&D expenditures. A number of possible explanations for this finding are developed.

Journal

Strategic Management JournalWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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