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Profit Maximization and Stockholder Interest

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Is profit maximization alone an appropriate goal for the firm? Why or why not? Who in a corporation is responsible for protecting and managing stockholders interest? How is profit maximization different from maximizing shareholder wealth?

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This brief solution looks at the weaknesses of profit maximization for usage in a firm's goal and explains the key difference between profit maximization and shareholder wealth. Reference used is included.

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No profit maximization alone is not an appropriate goal for the firm. The profit maximization has certain pitfalls as a criterion, which are as follows:
It is Vague
It Ignores the Timing of Returns
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