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Directors' Pay and Turnover: An Application to a Sample of Large UK Firms

Conyon, Martin (1998) Directors' Pay and Turnover: An Application to a Sample of Large UK Firms. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 (4). pp. 485-507. ISSN 0305-9049

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Abstract

This paper examines the operation of the UK managerial labour market. We test the twin agency predictions that directors' pay is positively related to corporate performance and CEO turnover is negatively associated with firm profitability. We find that (i) the panel data econometric evidence reveals a significant and positive correlation between directors' pay, company performance and size, (ii) the CEO turnover model predicts a negative, and significant, association with pre-dated shareholder returns: the data is consistent with the view that CEOs are disciplined by the threat of dismissal, (iii) boardroom governance factors (e.g. proportion of non-executives and board size) are only of some importance in the CEO succession process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 54018
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2012 11:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54018

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