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Asymmetric benchmarking in compensation: Executives are rewarded for good luck but not penalized for bad

  • Garvey, Gerald T.
  • Milbourn, Todd T.
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    Volume (Year): 82 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 197-225

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jfinec:v:82:y:2006:i:1:p:197-225
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