High-powered incentives and fraudulent behavior: Stock-based versus stock option-based compensation
AbstractThis paper examines the trade-off shareholders face between providing managers with incentives to exert beneficial effort and to engage in costly fraudulent activity. We provide a solution to the optimal compensation problem, given that shareholders can either grant (restricted) stock or stock options and given fixed average compensation costs.
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Volume (Year): 101 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
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- R. Andergassen, 2005. "High powered Incentives and Fraudulent Behavior: Stock based versus Stock Option based Compensation," Working Papers 542, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
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