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Executive Compensation: More Regulation, or Just More Transparency?
Feb 17, 2010
The question of whether CEOs of America's major companies are overpaid has been a subject of interest for many years. Are the compensation practices for these elite men and women[…]
Not a Dirty Word: How Companies Use Debt to Improve Their Bottom Line
Feb 04, 2009
To many laymen, debt is a dirty word, and plenty of companies have indeed been dragged under by shouldering too much. But academics and other experts have long believed the[…]
What Happens When the Press Blasts Your CEO for Excess Compensation? Apparently Not Much
Mar 22, 2006
Springtime, in addition to bringing back flowers and birds, also brings forth many companies' proxy statements, including information on CEO compensation. It's a signal for the business press to get[…]
SEC’s Spotlight on Executive Pay: Will It Make a Difference?
Feb 08, 2006
Compensation for American CEOs has soared over the past decade, far exceeding inflation and wage gains of ordinary workers -- and leading critics to charge that self-serving insiders have tilted[…]
Splitting Up the Roles of CEO and Chairman: Reform or Red Herring?
Jun 02, 2004
There may be good reasons, based on specific circumstances, for companies to divide the roles of CEO and chairperson between two people. But Wharton faculty members say there is no[…]
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