This study examines the effect of several factors causally associated with CEO compensation on firm performance. Previous studies of the association between CEO compensation and firm perforamnce lacked sufficient use of control variables in the examination of this association. This study used a comprehensive measure of firm performance (the relative excess value ratio) that has not previously been used in this context. The results indicate that: (i) short-term CEO compensation has a stronger positive association with firm performance (as measured by the relative excess value ratio) than long-term CEO compensation; (ii) market-based long-term CEO compensation has a stronger positive association with firm performance than accounting-based long-term CEO compensation; and (iii) CEO stock options are more positively related to the firm performance than restricted stock CEO compensation.
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Kang, Joohun; Karim, Khondkar; and Rutledge, Robert, "An empirical analysis of the association between CEO compensation and firm performance: a relative excess value ratio approach" (2002). Elsevier Science,Accessed from
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