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Les options sur actions:création de richesse pour les actionnaires ou enrichissement des dirigeants au détriment des actionnaires?

  • Michel Magnan

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    (Université Concordia (Canada))

(VF)Pour l’essentiel, l’argumentation sous-tendant l’utilisation des options met en avant leur rôle dans le rapprochement des intérêts des dirigeants et des actionnaires. Les premières études empiriques sur la question confortent cet argument en montrant un lien positif entre l’adoption de régimes d’options et la performance de l’entreprise. Toutefois, des constats plus récents remettent en cause plusieurs postulats sous-tendant l’efficacité présumée des options en raison, notamment, de la possibilité qu’ont les dirigeants de manipuler, directement ou indirectement, le cours boursier. Cette marge discrétionnaire qu’ont les dirigeants dans leurs communications avec les investisseurs semble avoir été utilisée aux dépens des actionnaires dans plusieurs cas. Enfin, nous présentons nos conclusions et recommandations.(VA)The most often used rationale to justify the use of stock options is that they help align managerial interests with those of stockholders. Early results on the issue of stock options effectiveness were generally consistent with the view that stock options’ use and adoption led to improvements in firm performance. However, most recent results cast a shadow on the validity of these findings. More specifically, there is emerging evidence that in many firms, managers used their discretionary power to manipulate disclosure and financial reporting to unduly manipulate their firm’s stock price. Cases of companies that engaged into these unethical practices are reviewed and discussed. I conclude with some recommendations regarding the use and management of stock option plans.

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Volume (Year): 9 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 221-235

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