According to the videos and readings for this week, you learned that the goal of financial management is to maximize shareholder wealth. Write a short paper discussing the relationship between this goal and the goal of maximizing the firm’s profits. Specifically, what are the similarities and differences between these goals? Provide an example of how maximizing profits might not lead to shareholder wealth maximization.
In addition, find at least one scholarly article that criticizes the goal of shareholder wealth maximization. Briefly summarize the criticism(s) offered and discuss whether you believe the criticism is valid. In particular, does the article make you question the shareholder wealth maximization goal? If so, why and if not, what flaws do you see in the criticism?