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Aidan Balnaves-James It is well know that executive compensation growth beats average worker salary growth. By a wide margin. The outperformance contributes to increasingly pronounced levels of income inequality. Subjective peer group referents and benchmarking, combined with ineffectual regulatory instruments, account for much of this trend, despite public anger and media scrutiny.
Excessively high executive compensation linked to operational goals, induces unnecessary risk-taking and increased probability of unethical, possibly unlawful behavior. Applying deontological ethics and the concept of fiduciary duty affirms that the current structure and levels of executive compensation is indeed, unjustified.
Executive compensation should be structured to remove conflicts of interest between executives and shareholders occurring in the principle-agent dynamic. An initial separation of management control and ownership between shareholders as principles and executives as agents establishes divergent interests.
Rational agents will pursue personal utility maximization. Three potential conflicts of interest exist in such cases: Contemporary executive compensation packages generally comprise a combination of base salary, bonuses, restricted stock, stock options, perquisites and long-term incentive plans Jarque and Muthp.
Bonuses, stock options and restricted stock function, attempt to converge the interests of executives with shareholders.
These compensation features act as incentives for executives to engage in potentially risky, profit-maximizing activities, which benefit shareholders when ventures are successful Winkelvoss, Amoruso and Duchacpp.
As executives cannot diversify risk across firms, a sufficiently high level of these forms of compensation is required to attract talented candidates Jarque and Muthp. Rising Executive Compensation Levels: Empirical Data Executive pay has continued to rise considerably since the s, as the following points demonstrate: Inthe average compensation for the CEOs of the top U.
A compensation committee of independent directors is generally responsible for assessing and formulating CEO and executive compensation in public companies Benderp. There are multiple factors accounting for rising compensation levels despite a climate of public displeasure.
This article proposes two major determinants. Secondly, ineffective regulatory tools account for the continued upsurge in the face of public vexation. While other considerations, such as a lack of direct shareholder involvement in negotiation procedures are problematic, the primary focus is on governmental responses to public demands.
Efficient Contracting, Rent Extraction or Leapfrogging? The two predominant sets of paradigms to account for the systemic growth in executive pay are the managerial power theories and efficient contracting theories Murphyp. Managerial power theories postulate CEOs and senior executives exert power over the board of directors and compensation committees in extracting rent.
Efficient contracting theories maintain executive compensation is a function of market forces DiPrete, Eirich, and Pittinskypp. Other companies then use the oversized pay of the leapfroggers in subsequent bench marks.
This process ultimately pushes up pay for everyone through a contagion effect. The selection of peer groups of executives for comparing compensation schemes by committees is not an objective endeavour, but a subjective assessment. Established periodic benchmarking of compensation in firms occurs through peer group analysis.
This leads to increases in compensation for individual executives and facilitates system-wide upswings in executive pay DiPrete, Eirich, and Pittinskypp.Executive Order , signed on December 4, by U.S.
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