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Laggard

What is 'Laggard'

A stock or security that is underperforming. A laggard will have lower-than-average returns compared to the market. A laggard is the opposite of a leader.

Explaining 'Laggard'

In most cases, a laggard refers to a stock. The term can also, however, describe a company or individual that has been underperforming. It is often used to describe good vs. bad, as in "leaders vs. laggards". Investors want to avoid laggards, because they achieve less-than-desired rates of return.


Further Reading


Environmental policy implementation during the economic crisis: an analysis of European member state 'leader-laggard'dynamics
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

South Pacific tax havens: From leaders in the race to the bottom to laggards in the race to the top?South Pacific tax havens: From leaders in the race to the bottom to laggards in the race to the top?
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

Corporate responsibility in the global village: The British role model and the American laggardCorporate responsibility in the global village: The British role model and the American laggard
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

Debate: From trendsetter to laggard? Quango reform in the UKDebate: From trendsetter to laggard? Quango reform in the UK
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

Reasons for the Laggard Rural Compulsory Education from the Perspective of Fiscal Decentralization <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-CMJJ200612011.htm' />Reasons for the Laggard Rural Compulsory Education from the Perspective of Fiscal Decentralization [J]
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… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

Italy and the south of the world: still a laggard in international development?Italy and the south of the world: still a laggard in international development?
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

From laggard to leader: Explaining offshore wind developments in the UKFrom laggard to leader: Explaining offshore wind developments in the UK
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

A laggard in good times and bad? The limited impact of EU membership on Ireland's climate change and environmental policyA laggard in good times and bad? The limited impact of EU membership on Ireland's climate change and environmental policy
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …

Korea's Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Unsung Heroes or Economic Laggards?Korea's Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Unsung Heroes or Economic Laggards?
journals.aom.org [PDF]
… The study of the economic crisis in relation to environmental policy implementation provides … finer grained and updated understanding of the environmental policy 'leader-laggard' dynamic in … Second, it reassesses the classification of 'leaders' and 'laggards' based on their policy …



FAQ


What is the technology adoption lifecycle?

The technology adoption lifecycle is a sociological model that describes the adoption or acceptance of a new product or innovation.

What are the four groups in this model?

The four groups in this model are innovators, early adopters, early majority and late majority.

Who are innovators?

Innovators tend to be younger and more educated than average. They also have higher incomes and greater access to information through their social networks.

Who are early adopters?

Early adopters tend to be opinion leaders who like to try new things.

Who are early majority users?

Early majority users tend to be pragmatic people with an average age of forty-five years old who make purchasing decisions based on price and quality considerations rather than on emotional factors such as status and appearance.

Who are late majority users?

Late majority users tend to be older, less educated, lower income pragmatists who adopt only after they see other people successfully using it for a while without any problems occurring.

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