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Managerial appraisal and compensation: The case of Spain

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  • Ricart, Joan E.

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    (IESE Business School)

  • Corrales, Jose M.

    (IESE Business School)

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    This paper explores some fundamental tasks associated with corporate governance: manager appraisal and compensation. Most of the empirical research in this area has been centered on Anglo-Saxon countries. Some European countries, such as Spain, have a very different governance tradition. Given this context, the work presented here has two objectives: 1.- To describe existing appraisal and compensation practices in Spain, comparing them with those used in the USA. 2.- To study the determinants of CEO compensation, and the relationship between CEO compensation and certain Board practices, using agency theory

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    Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/413.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 24 Mar 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0413

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    Keywords: Appraisal; compensation; agency;

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