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Executive pay dispersion, corporate governance, and firm performance

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  • Baruch Lev

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  • Gillian Yeo

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  • Kin Lee & Baruch Lev & Gillian Yeo, 2008. "Executive pay dispersion, corporate governance, and firm performance," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 315-338, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:30:y:2008:i:3:p:315-338 DOI: 10.1007/s11156-007-0053-8
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    Keywords

    Compensation; Corporate governance; Performance; Pay dispersion; G30; G34; J33; L22;

    JEL classification:

    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • G34 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Mergers; Acquisitions; Restructuring; Corporate Governance
    • J33 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Compensation Packages; Payment Methods
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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