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Repricing and Executive Turnover

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  • Narayanan Subramanian
  • Atreya Chakraborty
  • Shahbaz Sheikh

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We examine whether the threat of executive turnover faced by a firm affects its decision to reprice stock options held by its executives. We estimate a model of voluntary turnover among top executives and show that the predicted turnover from this model is positively related to the probability of repricing. The relationship is robust to the inclusion of several known determinants of repricing. Our results are consistent with a model in which a tight labor market makes executives hard to replace, forcing firms to reprice stock options when they go underwater. Copyright 2007, The Eastern Finance Association.

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  • Narayanan Subramanian & Atreya Chakraborty & Shahbaz Sheikh, 2007. "Repricing and Executive Turnover," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 42(1), pages 121-141, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:42:y:2007:i:1:p:121-141
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    1. Pukthuanthong, Kuntara & Roll, Richard & Walker, Thomas, 2007. "How employee stock options and executive equity ownership affect long-term IPO operating performance," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 13(5), pages 695-720, December.
    2. Raluca Georgiana NASTASESCU, 2009. "Stock Option Compensation and Managerial Turnover," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10(2), pages 352-366, May.

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