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Talking down the firm: Short-term market manipulation and optimal management compensation

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  • Garvey, Gerald T.
  • Grant, Simon
  • King, Stephen P.

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This paper analyzes the optimal use of short and long-term share prices in management incentive contracts. A key innovation of our model is that the short-term share price is determined even before the manager has made her effort choice and therefore cannot be informative in the standard principl-agent sense.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Volume (Year): 16 (1998)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
Pages: 555-570

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Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:16:y:1998:i:5:p:555-570

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  1. Calcagno, R., 2000. "Is Leverage Effective in Increasing Performance Under Managerial Moral Hazard?," Discussion Paper 2000-101, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  2. Firth, M. & Tam, M. & Tang, M., 1999. "The determinants of top management pay," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 617-635, December.

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