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Executive Compensation Policy and Company Performance in Japan

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  • Katsuyuki Kubo

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse whether companies'"way to pay their director" matters or not. Firstly, we fail to find a positive relationship between the performance-pay sensitivity and company performance. Thus, these results do not support our hypothesis that those companies that intensify the performance-pay sensitivity are more likely to improve their performance. In addition, this research fails to find a positive relationship between the change of pay policy and performance. These results are consistent with previous studies that directors' pay is not designed to motivate directors to work toward shareholders' value. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Volume (Year): 13 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (05)
Pages: 429-436

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Handle: RePEc:bla:corgov:v:13:y:2005:i:3:p:429-436

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  1. Vikas Mehrotra & Randall Morck & Jungwook Shim & Yupana Wiwattanakantang, 2011. "Adoptive Expectations: Rising Sons in Japanese Family Firms," NBER Working Papers 16874, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Yoshikawa, Toru & Rasheed, Abdul A. & Del Brio, Esther B., 2010. "The impact of firm strategy and foreign ownership on executive bonus compensation in Japanese firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 63(11), pages 1254-1260, November.
  3. Igor Filatotchev & Gregory Jackson & Chizu Nakajima, 2013. "Corporate governance and national institutions: A review and emerging research agenda," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 30(4), pages 965-986, December.
  4. Moriguchi, Chiaki, 2010. "Top wage incomes in Japan, 1951-2005," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 24(3), pages 301-333, September.
  5. Toru Yoshikawa & Jean McGuire, 2008. "Change and continuity in Japanese corporate governance," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 25(1), pages 5-24, January.
  6. Sunny Sun & Xia Zhao & Haibin Yang, 2010. "Executive compensation in Asia: A critical review and outlook," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 27(4), pages 775-802, December.

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