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Agency Problems of Corporate Philanthropy

Ronald W. Masulis and Syed Walid Reza.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour and Demographic Economics. 19859 words.

Evaluating agency theory and optimal contracting theory views of corporate philanthropy, we find that as corporate giving increases, shareholders reduce their valuation of firm cash...

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Auditor Conservatism, Incentive Compensation, and the Quality of Financial Reporting

Ravi Singh and Ian Larkin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Accounting; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 13040 words.

This paper examines how performance-based compensation for managers influences their reporting behavior and the resulting stance auditors take when deciding whether to certify a manager’s...

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The Bright Side of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from Internal Labor Markets

Geoffrey Tate and Liu Yang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Mergers and Acquisitions; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 21502 words.

We document differences in human-capital deployment between diversified and focused firms. We find that diversified firms have higher labor productivity and that they redeploy labor to...

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Competition, Managerial Slack, and Corporate Governance

Limor Golan, Christine A. Parlour and Uday Rajan.

in The Review of Corporate Finance Studies

March 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Market Structure and Pricing; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 14396 words.

We model the interaction between product market competition and internal governance at firms. Competition makes it more difficult to infer a manager’s action given the realized output, thus...

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Corporate social responsibility and labour agency: the case of Nike in Pakistan

Peter Lund-Thomsen and Neil M. Coe.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Manufacturing. 11339 words.

This article examines the circumstances under which corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives facilitate and/or constrain labour agency in global production networks (GPNs). Using a...

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Do high-performance work practices exacerbate or mitigate the gender pay gap?

Rhys Davies, Robert McNabb and Keith Whitfield.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination. 12818 words.

The impact of performance-oriented work practices on the gender pay gap has been the subject of considerable conjecture but little empirical investigation. Using the 2004 and 2011 British...

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Do Private Equity Fund Managers Earn Their Fees? Compensation, Ownership, and Cash Flow Performance

David T. Robinson and Berk A. Sensoy.

in The Review of Financial Studies

November 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Financial Institutions and Services; Investment Banking; Corporate Governance. 18689 words.

We study the relations between management contract terms and performance in private equity using new data for 837 funds from 1984–2010. We find no evidence that higher fees or lower...

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The Economics of Super Managers

Nina Baranchuk, Glenn MacDonald and Jun Yang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Human Resource Management. 21276 words.

We study a competitive model in which managers differ in ability and choose unobservable effort. Each firm chooses its size, how able a manager is to hire, and managerial compensation. The...

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The effect of competition on the intra-industry dispersion of earnings

George Symeonidis.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10754 words.

Although several studies have examined the link between competition and average earnings and others have focussed on the magnitude and determinants of establishment wage differentials, very...

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The Effect of Risk on the CEO Market

Alex Edmans and Xavier Gabaix.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 19837 words.

This article presents a market equilibrium model of CEO assignment, pay, and incentives under risk aversion and moral hazard. Each of the three outcomes can be summarized by a single...

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