Through the looking glass: CEO pay in China's listed companies

Alex Bryson, John Forth, Minghai Zhou, 24 June 2014

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For many in the West China remains a paradox: a single-party Communist state with a vibrant, thriving economy set to challenge the US in the coming decade. Some have questioned the sustainability of the Chinese growth miracle in the absence of fully-fledged democracy and root-and-branch market reforms.

Topics: Financial markets, Labour markets
Tags: CEOs, China, corporate governance, Executive compensation, executive pay

How do CEOs spend their time?

Andrea Prat, Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Raffaella Sadun, 28 May 2011

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Corporate leadership attracts enormous attention, both from scholars and from the public. Yet, despite this strong interest, very little is known on what activities leaders engage in. Most texts that purport to define and explain the role of corporate leaders are based on a small amount of evidence, often just a single case.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: CEOs, Management

New thinking on executive compensation: Pay CEOs with debt

Alex Edmans, 13 July 2010

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The recent financial crisis saw CEOs undertake risky actions that cost bondholders billions of dollars. Examples included excessive subprime lending, over-expansion, or diversifying away from their core business into derivatives trading, as happened at Enron and AIG.

Topics: Financial markets, Labour markets
Tags: CEOs, executive pay, inside debt

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