Australian CEO remuneration

Heaney, R, Tawani, V and Goodwin, J 2010, 'Australian CEO remuneration', Economic Papers, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 109-127.


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Title Australian CEO remuneration
Author(s) Heaney, R
Tawani, V
Goodwin, J
Year 2010
Journal name Economic Papers
Volume number 29
Issue number 2
Start page 109
End page 127
Total pages 19
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Cross-sectional analysis of the remuneration paid by a sample of 1,144 listed Australian companies in 2006 to their CEOs highlights the variation in the level and composition of remuneration both within and across industries. Average annual CEO remuneration for 2006 is $730,000 with 79% short-term, 14% long-term and 7% post-employment remuneration. These components of remuneration structure, company size and corporate governance measures provide insight into the variation in CEO remuneration. There is no evidence of a positive relation between current year CEO remuneration and following year performance.
Subject Financial Economics
Finance
Financial Econometrics
Keyword(s) CEO remuneration
performance sensitive remuneration
industry and company effects
board composition and size
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1759-3441.2010.00060.x
Copyright notice Copyright 2010 The Economic Society of Australia
ISSN 0004-900X
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