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The Determinants of Executive Compensation

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Research on the determinants of executive compensation has a very long tradition in a variety of academic fields. This chapter focuses on the key ideas that emerge from a review of this work, ... More


Executive Compensation: Consequences and Distributions

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The consequences of executive pay are complex and particularly rich in a theoretical and practical sense. This chapter examines one of the most fundamental questions in this regard: Does executive ... More


Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Bert Cannella, Sydney Finkelstein, and Donald C. Hambrick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The basic premise is that, ... More


Executive Compensation

Stephen M. Bainbridge

in Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772421
eISBN:
9780199932696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772421.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Both Sarbanes–Oxley and Dodd–Frank included new executive compensation regulations. A key question is whether these provisions addressed actual corporate governance failures or were simply a sop to ... More


Incentive Compensation: What You Measure and Reward Is What Gets Done

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a fundamental component of every firm's internal control system, its compensation program. The basic paradigm espoused by the proponents of VBM is that what a firm measures and ... More


Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation

Robert W. Kolb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199829583
eISBN:
9780190258498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199829583.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The scholarly literature on executive compensation is vast. As such, this literature provides an unparalleled resource for studying the interaction between the setting of incentives (or the attempted ... More


Income Tax Reform Implications of the Financial Crisis

Daniel N. Shaviro

in Taxation and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698165
eISBN:
9780191738630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698165.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Tax rules encouraging excessive debt, complex financial transactions, poorly designed incentive compensation for corporate managers, and highly leveraged homeownership all may have contributed to the ... More


The Transatlantic Pay Divide: Is Europe Catching Up?

Martin J. Conyon, Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Matos Pedro, and Kevin J. Murphy

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter provides a comprehensive transatlantic comparison of pay spanning six years and covering approximately 1,500 US firms and 900 firms from nine European countries with mandated pay ... More


Two Applications

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides two practical applications of the legal theory of the firm elucidated in the book. One controversial issue addressed is executive compensation in corporations, which many ... More


The Magnitude and Structure of Executive Compensation

Robert W. Kolb

in Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199829583
eISBN:
9780190258498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199829583.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter analyzes the general level of executive compensation and explains the main components of executive pay packages. It focuses on two approaches that address why executive pay is so high ... More


Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Tito Boeri, Claudio Lucifora, and Kevin J. Murphy (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Part one: The book traces the evolution of executive compensation, its controversies and its resulting regulations, by comparing US and European CEOs. It shows that many features of current executive ... More


Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, and Executive Compensation

Robert W. Kolb

in Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199829583
eISBN:
9780190258498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199829583.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter discusses the ways in which economists and public policymakers conceive the system of executive compensation. It assesses the performance of firms in setting incentives for executives ... More


The Financial Crisis of 2007–8 and its Macroeconomic Consequences 1

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578801
eISBN:
9780191723285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578801.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The global financial crisis is distinctive in its origins, its magnitude, and its consequences. This chapter examines the failures that led to the crisis and, in particular, the important role played ... More


The Evolution of Executive Compensation: The US Experience 1

Martin J. Conyon, Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Matos Pedro, and Kevin J. Murphy

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter sketches the evolution of pay practices in the United States, focusing particular attention on policies enacted to regulate CEO pay, and the unintended (and usually counterproductive) ... More


Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book develops “Macroeconomic Uncertainty Strategy” (MUST) as a tool for coping with the impact of macroeconomic fluctuations on risk management, performance assessment, and strategies for value ... More


Executive Compensation in India: An Empirical Investigation

Bala N. Balasubramanian, Samir K. Barua, and D. Karthik

in Corporate Governance in India: Change and Continuity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199469321
eISBN:
9780199087532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469321.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

One of the key issues raised by Occupy Wall Street movement that began in 2011 pertains to the morality and the propriety of compensation levels of top executives in the recent past that were ... More


Introduction

Martin J. Conyon, Nuno Fernandes, Miguel A. Ferreira, Matos Pedro, and Kevin J. Murphy

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter describes how the financial crisis has created a public uproar over top-executive pay packages and has led to calls for reform of executive pay in Europe and in the United States. The ... More


Incentives in Executive Compensation: A Final Assessment

Robert W. Kolb

in Too Much Is Not Enough: Incentives in Executive Compensation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199829583
eISBN:
9780190258498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199829583.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter summarizes the weight of evidence on incentive compensation and shows how it can be improved through the strengthening of corporate governance. It characterizes a system of beneficial ... More


Hiding high pay: Executive Compensation and Managerial Power

Graeme Guthrie

in The Firm Divided: Manager-Shareholder Conflict and the Fight for Control of the Modern Corporation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190641184
eISBN:
9780190641214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190641184.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses pay in the home construction industry during the recent housing boom and bust to illustrate the second of the two competing theories that economists use to understand executive ... More


Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Eric W. Orts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book explains the legal structure of business firms as they operate in the world today. It describes the legal foundations or “matrix” from which all firms are built, managed, and governed. The ... More


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