Maximizing Shareholder Value
By: Rick Boxx
April 17, 2013
Business schools may be hurting more than they are helping when it comes to teaching students business responsibilities. Based on an Aspen Institute survey, 60% of new MBA students believe maximizing shareholder value is the primary responsibility of a business. By the time these same students reach the midpoint of their education that number rises to 69%.
Focusing on shareholder value is important, but making it primary overlooks customers, our social responsibilities, and fulfilling the mission of the organization. Unless, you realize that God is the ultimate Shareholder.
Psalm 24:1 claims, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”
Maximizing shareholder value may be the world’s purpose for business, but to God that’s only true if you realize Him to be the shareholder.
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