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Firm performance and CEO pay: Evidence from Indian manufacturing

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  • Ghosh, Saibal

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CEO compensation considerations have gained prominence in recent times, especially in the wake of the subprime turmoil. Using cross-section data on Indian manufacturing firms for 2007, the paper explores the association between executive compensation and firm performance and concludes that pay for performance sensitivity estimates are significant although small in magnitude.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25451.

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Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Entrepreneurship 2.19(2010): pp. 137-147
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25451

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Keywords: CEO compensation; profits; manufacturing; India;

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