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Determinants of the Introduction of Stock Options by Japanese Firms: Analysis from the Incentive and Selection Perspectives

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  • Sadao Nagaoka

    (Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)

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This paper examines the determinants of the introduction of stock options in Japan, in response to their deregulation, from the incentive and selection perspectives. Younger firms use broad-based stock options more often, even after controlling firm size, growth, and the possibility of a liquidity constraint. Moreover, stock price volatility increases the adoption of stock options only when a firm is young. These results support the relevancy of a selection view that focuses on efficient project choice. Stock options are used more often by fast-growing firms and less in regulated industries and by the firms with concentrated ownership structure, consistent with both views.

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  • Sadao Nagaoka, 2005. "Determinants of the Introduction of Stock Options by Japanese Firms: Analysis from the Incentive and Selection Perspectives," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 78(6), pages 2289-2316, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:78:y:2005:i:6:p:2289-2316
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    3. Chizema, Amon, 2010. "Early and late adoption of American-style executive pay in Germany: Governance and institutions," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(1), pages 9-18, January.
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    5. Chizema, Amon & Buck, Trevor, 2006. "Neo-institutional theory and institutional change: Towards empirical tests on the "Americanization" of German executive pay," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 488-504, October.
    6. Kato, Takao & Kubo, Katsuyuki, 2006. "CEO compensation and firm performance in Japan: Evidence from new panel data on individual CEO pay," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 1-19, March.
    7. MORIKAWA Masayuki, 2012. "Stock Options and Productivity: An empirical analysis of Japanese firms," Discussion papers 12011, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
    8. Simona Catuogno & Sara Saggese & Fabrizia Sarto & Riccardo ViganĂ², 2016. "Shedding light on the aim of stock options: a literature review," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 20(2), pages 387-411, June.
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