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Family Control and Executive Compensation

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  • Palmberg, Johanna

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    (The Ratio Institute)

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This paper examines the effect of family ownership and control on executive compensation in listed firms during the period 2003-2008. The descriptive statistics show that CEOs in non-family-controlled firms have a significantly higher share of variable compensation than CEOs in family-controlled firms, they also receive remuneration in stock options relatively more often. The econometric analysis shows that family control and ownership concentration reduce CEO compensation whereas multiple-class shares increase the level of compensation. In line with the findings of previous research, firm size and performance are positively related to CEO compensation.

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Paper provided by The Ratio Institute in its series Ratio Working Papers with number 186.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 28 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:ratioi:0186

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Keywords: Corporate governance; executive compensation; family ownership;

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