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The level of CEO compensation for the short and long-term - a view on high-tech firms

  • Paula Faria

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    (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto)

  • Franscisco Vitorino Martins

    ()

    (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto)

  • Elísio Brandão

    ()

    (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto)

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    This study examines the relationship between corporate performance and the Chief Executive Officer compensation in high-technology firms in the S&P 1500. The total CEO compensation and short and long-term compensations were tested regarding corporate performance. A panel data SUR model is estimated and describes the total compensation and cash compensation as a proportion of total pay for the period between 2000 and 2010 in high-technologies firms. The findings indicate that there is a strong and positive relation between CEO compensation and firm performance. This econometric study provides a better understanding on the relationship between CEO compensation and performance in high-technologies firms.

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    Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 519.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:519
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