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Chief Executive Compensation During Early Transition: Further Evidence from Bulgaria

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  • Derek C. Jones
  • Takao Kato

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By using new waves of a panel survey of Bulgarian firms with matching information for chief executives, evidence is presented on the determinants of chief executive compensation during 1992-1995. During that period, findings based on first difference models indicate that changes in CEO pay are positively related to changes in total assets whereas they are unrelated to changes in traditional measures of performance (such as profits, ROA, profit margin). More importantly, the most significant (statistically and economically) determinant of changes in CEO pay is consistently found to be the ownership structure of the firm. Specifically, CEOs in state owned firms receive additional pay worth almost 30,000 Leva (in real terms) more than CEOs in other firms, ceteris paribus. To achieve the equivalent amount of pay raise by increasing total assets would require raising the firm's total asset by more than 700 million Leva (in real terms). We compare our findings with those for other transitional economies (including work based on earlier waves of the Bulgarian panel) and studies of the managerial labor market in China and suggest that a key reason for our findings is the lack of financial discipline in Bulgarian state owned firms during 1992-1995.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number 146.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 1998
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:1998-146

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  1. Kato, Takao & Long, Cheryl, 2006. "Executive Compensation, Firm Performance, and Corporate Governance in China: Evidence from Firms Listed in the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 54(4), pages 945-83, July.
  2. Sándor Gardó, 2010. "Bank Governance and Financial Stability in CESEE: A Review of the Literature," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 1, pages 6-31.
  3. Kato, Takao & Kim, Woochan & Lee, Ju Ho, 2007. "Executive compensation, firm performance, and Chaebols in Korea: Evidence from new panel data," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 36-55, January.
  4. Takao Kato & Cheryl Long, 2004. "Executive Compensation, Firm Performance, and State Ownership in China: Evidence from New Panel Data," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 2004-690, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  5. Boeri, Tito, 2001. "Transition with Labour Supply," IZA Discussion Papers 257, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Jurajda, Stepán & Paligorova, Teodora, 2009. "Czech female managers and their wages," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 342-351, June.

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