Owner impatience and corporate behavior (Tulos tai ulos - omistajuus kvartaalitaloudessa)

  • Liljeblom, Eva (Project manager, academic)
  • Maury, Benjamin (Project participant)
  • Pasternack, Daniel (Project participant)
  • Löflund, Anders (Project participant)
  • Sjöholm, Hans-Kristian Gunnar (Project participant)
  • Nikoskelainen, Erkki Veikko (Project participant)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


Institutional owners such as mutual funds are often claimed to be impatient and narrowly focused on next quarter’s performance. The purpose of this research project is to analyze whether owner impatience translates into corporate behavior. We (1) start with an investigation of the length and determinants of investment horizons of the owners of Finnish listed firms. We then (2) investigate whether owner impatience affects a firm’s operating decisions (long-term investments, employment and acquisition decisions, and focus) and its overall performance (risk and return). Finally (3) we study the interactions between owner impatience and governance by examining whether owner impatience can lead to earnings manipulation, dividend avoidance, higher CEO turnover, and suboptimal management compensation policies. In this context, we also investigate to what extent and by which means a firm can influence its ownership structure, i.e. to attract more patient owners.
Effective start/end date01.01.200631.12.2009

Research Output

  • 11 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 1 Conference contribution

Belönandets dilemma

Liljeblom, E., 19.04.2009, In : Hufvudstadsbladet. p. 17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Corporate ownership and managerial short-termism: results from a Finnish study of managerial perceptions

Liljeblom, E. & Vaihekoski, M., 2009, In : International Journal of Production Economics. 117, p. 427-438 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)

Projections of pension fund solvency under alternative valuation regimes

Andreev, A. & Sjöholm, H-K. G., 2009, In : SCANDINAVIAN ACTUARIAL JOURNAL. 9, p. 239-251 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review