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Title: Executive Remuneration And Firm Performance: Evidence From A Panel Of Mutual Organisations
Authors: Drake, Leigh
Amess, Kevin
First Published: Sep-2003
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester.
Abstract: The empirical relationship between the remuneration of: the highest paid director (HPD), mean Board remuneration (Director), and the Chairperson of the Board (Chair) and firm-level performance is examined on a panel of mutual building societies over the 1991 to 1996 period. Two measures of performance are employed: profitability and the change in total factor productivity (TFP). A strong positive relationship between profitability and pay is found for the HPD but not for the Director or Chair. The relationship between pay and TFP change is generally weak for all three measures of executive remuneration. A strong relationship between size and the executive remuneration measures is found, particularly for the Director. Although there is evidence of pay being used as a governance device, the pay-size relationship is consistent with managerial theories of the firm. Surprisingly, our results are similar to those reported for joint stock firms.
Series/Report no.: Discussion Papers in Economics
03/13
Links: http://www.le.ac.uk/economics/research/discussion/papers2003.html
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/4422
Type: Report
Appears in Collections:Reports, Dept. of Economics

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