While marketing literature highlights both short- and long-term detrimental effects of marketing myopic management on firm performance, understanding of its antecedents is rather limited. This paper aims to determine if a certain level of transient institutional investor ownership influences a firm's marketing as well as research and development (R&D) investment decisions. Drawing on agency theory, the effects of institutional investor are examined using a two-stage panel logit regression with instrument variables (IV). Empirical results show that a strong presence of short-term institutional investors leads to the practice of marketing myopic management. The transient institutional investors encourage managers to invest less in marketing and R&D as an effort to artificially inflate current-term performance. We propose some policy suggestions that might be used to reduce the practice of myopic management.
|Journal||Applied Economics Letters|
|Issue number||Early Access|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
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- managerial myopia