Conyon, Martin (1997) Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 15 (4). pp. 493-509.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the impact of corporategovernance innovations on top director compensation in a sample of 213 large UK companies between 1988 and 1993. An enabling factor in the analysis is access to survey data on recent corporategovernance changes in UK companies. The paper finds that director compensation and current shareholder returns are positively correlated. However, in line with other recent UK research the paper finds little evidence of a link between directors' pay (salary and bonus) and pre-dated shareholder returns. There is also some evidence that governance variables play a role in shaping top director pay. Companies which adopt remuneration committees are seen, in some circumstances, to have lower growth rates in top director compensation. Separating the roles of CEO and chairman, however, appears to play no part in shaping directors' pay.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Industrial Organization|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Director compensation ; Company performance ; Corporate governance|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance|
|Deposited On:||26 Jun 2012 11:50|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:21|
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