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Privatization effects on corporate governance, strategy and compensation systems

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  • Gloria Cuevas-Rodriguez

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Jaime Guerrero-Villegas

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

  • Ramón Valle-Cabrera

    () (Department of Business Administration, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Abstract

Whereas research in privatization generally adopts a macroeconomic or political perspective, organizational and managerial implications are current aspects in need of further examination. This study analyzes how firms’ corporate governance and strategy relate to the use of management compensation systems after privatization. A multiple-case study in five Spanish companies leads to a series of contributions: first, variables that traditionally relate to greater board independence in monitoring do not suffer from variation after privatization. Second, the interests of the new firms’ ownership have an impact on firm strategy after privatization. Finally, compensation system design clearly aligns with firm strategy after privatization.

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  • Gloria Cuevas-Rodriguez & Jaime Guerrero-Villegas & Ramón Valle-Cabrera, 2014. "Privatization effects on corporate governance, strategy and compensation systems," Working Papers 14.03, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Business Organization and Marketing (former Department of Business Administration).
  • Handle: RePEc:pab:wpboam:14.03
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    Corporate governance; privatization; board of directors; compensation; strategy;

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