TITLE

In Search of Compensation: A Comparison of Executives in Peters and Waterman's Excellent and Fortune's Least Admired Firms

AUTHOR(S)
Langbert, Mitchell
PUB. DATE
June 1990
SOURCE
Benefits Quarterly;1990 Second Quarter, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper compares executive compensation practices in firms with excellent and least admired reputations. In comparison with least admired firms, firms that Peters and Waterman describe as excellent pay executives a premium that can be attributed to the excellent firms' greater use of executive stock options. While excellent firms make greater use of stock options, least admired firms make greater use of defined benefit and ERISA excess plans. Firms with excellent reputations tend to base executive pay on firm performance and systematic risk, while least admired firms tend to base executive pay on supply and demand factors.
ACCESSION #
13237506

 

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