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February 12, 2013 High CEO Pay Relies On 'Self-Serving Myth': Report

Source: Huff Post

A new report undermines a common rationale for paying chief executives huge sums. The notion that CEOs will jump ship lured by the offer of better pay in another country is a "self-serving...myth," concludes research published...

February 7, 2013 Study: Firms that purport to value shareholders pay CEOs more

Source: EurekAlert

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ever wonder why CEOs at poorly performing companies continue to receive exorbitant pay packages? According to a study from a University of Illinois labor professor, firms that trumpet how much they value...

November 28, 2012 Is The Boss Really Worth Their Pay The Good And The Bad Of CEO Salaries

Source: The Street

Consumers and investors alike are starting to question just how responsible companies are when it comes to the environment, social or governance (ESG) issues. In line with this, sustainably-minded investors are questioning the...

October 5, 2012 "Executive Compensation and Benefits Alert: Preparing for the 2013 Proxy Season"


Having reached the conclusion of the 2012 proxy season, we can report that approximately: •69 percent of say-on-pay proposals passed with more than 90 percent support; •21 percent passed with between 70.1 and 90 percent support;...

September 26, 2012 Who Are You? How Personal Background Affects CEO Pay

Source: Know Finance

CEOs are in the spotlight today. In a time of economic hardship, their outsized salaries make them targets of criticism and resentment. When their companies succeed, CEOs are celebrated, but when firms fail, these executives are...

September 25, 2012 New study questions CEO pay practices


Determining a top executive’s pay based on peer companies’ compensation might not be a good practice, according to new research from the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, as reported...

September 11, 2012 Video: Executive Compensation In The SP500: Who's Overpaid? - video


Amongst the biggest publicly-traded solution providers, which CEOs are the most overpaid? That was the question behind CRN's investigation report on executive pay in the Solution Provider 500. The report, which is available...

August 23, 2012 Pentagon Contractor CEO Compensation is Second to None

Source: Project on Government Oversight

A Project On Government Oversight analysis of executive compensation at the top five Pentagon contractors – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon – found that the average compensation package...

August 14, 2012 Executives earn too much – business survey

Source: Engineering News

South African business owners believe that executives at large public companies were paid too much, a survey by Grant Thornton showed on Monday. The International Business Report survey, which reviewed 2 800 public and private...

July 11, 2012 Executive Remuneration across Europe

Source: Conference Board

Download today your copy of Executive Remuneration across Europe: A Handbook of Design, Disclosure, and Enforcement Rules, which The Conference Board developed in collaboration with several leading European law firms The...[more]

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