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Research Handbook on Executive Pay

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Edited by: Randall S. Thomas, Jennifer G. Hill

ISBN13: 9781849803960
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £160.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781781953334

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Research on executive compensation has exploded in recent years, and this volume of specially commissioned essays brings the reader up-to-date on all of the latest developments in the field. Leading corporate governance scholars from a range of countries set out their views on four main areas of executive compensation: the history and theory of executive compensation, the structure of executive pay, corporate governance and executive compensation, and international perspectives on executive pay. The authors analyze the two dominant theoretical approaches - managerial power theory and optimal contracting theory - and examine their impact on executive pay levels and the practices of concentrated and dispersed share ownership in corporations. The effectiveness of government regulation of executive pay and international executive pay practices in Australia, the US, Europe, China, India and Japan are also discussed. A timely study of a controversial topic, the Handbook will be an essential resource for students, scholars and practitioners of law, finance, business and accounting.

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Introduction PART I: HISTORY AND THEORY 1. The Politics of Pay: A Legislative History of Executive Compensation Kevin Murphy 2. US Executive Compensation in Historical Perspective Harwell Wells 3. Executive Pay and Corporate Reform in the UK: What Has Been Achieved? Steve Thompson 4. Governance Codes, Managerial Remuneration and Disciplining in the UK: A History of Governance Reform Failure? Luc Renneboog and Grzegorz Trojanowski 5. Agency Theory and Incentive Compensation William Bratton 6. Bankers' Compensation and Prudential Supervision: The International Principles Guido Ferrarini 7. Reforming Financial Executives' Compensation for the Long-Term Sanjai Bhagat and Roberta Romano PART II: THE STRUCTURE OF EXECUTIVE PAY 8. How to Avoid Compensating the CEO for Luck: The Case of Macroeconomic Fluctuations Lars Oxelheim Wihlborg and Jianhua Zhang 9. CEO Compensation and Stock Options in IPO Firms Salim Chahine and Marc Goergen 10. Corporate Governance Going Astray: Executive Remuneration Built to Fail Jaap Winter PART III: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 11. Regulating Executive Remuneration After the Global Financial Crisis: Common Law Perspectives Jennifer Hill 12. Institutional Investor Preferences and Executive Compensation Joseph McCahery and Zacharias Sautner 13. Say On Pay and the Outrage Constraint Kym Sheehan 14. Taxing Executive Compensation Glen Loutzenhiser 15. Insider Trading and Executive Compensation: What We Can Learn From The Experience With Rule 10b5-1 M. Todd Henderson 16. Executive Compensation Consultants Ruth Bender PART IV: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EXECUTIVE PAY 17. Lessons From the Rapid Evolution of Executive Remuneration Practices in Australia: Hard Law, Soft Law, Boards and Consultants Randall Thomas 18. Presidents' Compensation in Japan Katsuyuki Kubo 19. Top Executive Pay in China Michael Firth, Tak-Yan Leung and Oliver Rui 20. Executive Compensation and Pay For Performance in China Martin Conyon and Lerong He 21. Executive Compensation in India Rajesh Chakrabarti, Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Pradeep Yadav and Yesha Yadav 22. The EU and Executive Pay: Managing Harmonization Risks Niamh Moloney 23. Executive Compensation Under German Corporate Law: Reasonableness, Managerial Incentives and Sustainability in Order to Enhance Optimal Contracting and to Limit Managerial Power Brigitte Haar 24. Director and Executive Compensation Regulations for Italian Listed and Private Corporations Carlo Amatucci and Manlio Lubrano