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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


Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The current financial crisis has caused many of us to question the motives and actions that drive the business world. Even the basic notion that firms should be run so as to maximize shareholder ... More


Reducing Shareholders' Power to Control Managers

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses reductions of shareholders' power to control managers. When the gap separating managers from shareholders is small, some of the tools that can be employed to exert power may ... More


Incentive Compensation and the Management of the Firm

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/9780199829583.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines the link between incentive compensation and how CEOs manage their firms in several key dimensions. The key wealth-creating decision that the CEO makes is the capital-budgeting ... More


Executive Incentives and Risk Taking

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/9780199829583.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter focuses on the motivations to increase risk in consideration of incentive compensation. The executive's arrangement of incentive compensation strongly influences the risk posture chosen ... 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


Perverse Incentive Effects: Executives Behaving Badly

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/9780199829583.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter shows that incentive compensation plays a key role in corporate dishonesty and the commission of felonies by CEOs. It focuses on the practice of option backdating, where grants are ... More


Executive Stock Option Programs: The Behavior of CEOS, Firms, and Investors

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/9780199829583.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines how various constituencies interact and respond to the incentive-compensation schemes that firms adopt. The major elements of the CEO pay package that vary with the current ... More


The Limits to Compensation in the Financial Sector

Thomas Noe and H. Peyton Young

in Capital Failure: Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198712220
eISBN:
9780191780752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712220.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Economic Systems

Performance bonuses have become commonplace in financial institutions and now constitute a major part of employee compensation. Such practice followed academic work on principal-agent contracts, ... More


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