Title page for ETD etd-06062008-154716
|Type of Document
||Ellingson, Dee Ann Hetland
||Board composition and the use of accounting measures :the effect on the relation between CEO compensation and firm performance
||Accounting and Information Systems
|Brown, Robert M.
|Denis, David J.
|Easterwood, Cintia M.
|Richardson, Frederick M.
- executive compensation
- board of directors
|Date of Defense
Boards of directors of corporations have been
criticized for failing to effectively perform their roles of
ratifying and monitoring managerial decisions, retaining and
terminating top management, and evaluating and rewarding
executive performance. critics have suggested that
increasing the proportion of outside directors on the board
increases independence and improves board effectiveness.
Research has provided evidence that the composition of the
board affects firm performance, the likelihood of chief
executive turnover, and the monitoring of important
decisions such as the adoption of poison pills and
acquisitions. In this study, the effect of the composition
of the board on the relationship between executive
compensation and firm performance is investigated. The
effect of board composition on the types of performance
measures, accounting and stock return, used in the payperformance
relationship is also examined.
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