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The Effect of Long-term Performance Plans on Corporate Sell-Off-Induced Abnormal Returns

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  • Tehranaian, Hassan
  • Travlos, Nickolaos G
  • Waegelein, James F

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This study examines the association between long-term performance plans and wealth effects accruing to stockholders of divesting firms at announcements of sell-off propos als. The results indicate that divesting companies with long-term per formance plans experience a more favorable stock-market reaction at t he announcement of sell-off proposals relative to firms without long- term performance plans. The findings imply that longterm performance plans serve as an effective mechanism to motivate managers to make better decisions. Copyright 1987 by American Finance Association.

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  • Tehranaian, Hassan & Travlos, Nickolaos G & Waegelein, James F, 1987. " The Effect of Long-term Performance Plans on Corporate Sell-Off-Induced Abnormal Returns," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 42(4), pages 933-942, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:42:y:1987:i:4:p:933-42
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    1. Vernon J. Richardson & James F. Waegelein, 2003. "Characteristics Associated with the Corporate Decision to Adopt Long-term Performance Plans," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 30(3-4), pages 621-644.
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    4. Cui, Victor & Ding, Waverly W. & Yanadori, Yoshio, 2011. "Compensation Structure and the Creation of Exploratory Knowledge in Technology Firms," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt4f7671kn, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
    5. Rustam, Sehrish & Rashid, Kashif & Zaman, Khalid, 2013. "The relationship between audit committees, compensation incentives and corporate audit fees in Pakistan," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 697-716.
    6. Mehran, Hamid & Nogler, George E. & Schwartz, Kenneth B., 1998. "CEO incentive plans and corporate liquidation policy," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 50(3), pages 319-349, December.

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