The Apple Business Model: Value Capture and Dysfunctional Economic and Social Consequences

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Thursday, May 23, 2024
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2014
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In April 2013, Apple committed to distributing as much as $100 billion to shareholders in stock buybacks and cash dividends by the end of calendar 2015. By employing the theory of innovative enterprise to analyze how over the course of its 37-year history Apple became so profitable, we argue that there is no economic justification from a risk-reward perspective for this distribution to Apple's shareholders. Taxpayers and workers have superior claims on these profits.

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William Lazonicka, Mariana Mazzucatoc, Öner Tulumb
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