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Investment Management Question 22

Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida

Investment Management Questions

22. Fill in the table below and discuss the compatibility of the investment management concepts with the concepts of communitarian and individualistic capitalism.

Concept Communitarian Individualistic
Organizational structure? Horizontal or flat. Vertical or hierarchical.
Information flow? Horizontal & bottom up. Vertical & top down.
Culture within the organization? Cooperative consensus
team building culture.
Competitive culture.
Investment analysis approach? Integrated (portfolio) and long term. Project by project and short term.

The communitarian, collectivist, or team oriented concepts are compatible with the investment management approach. The individualistic concepts are incompatible.