Remuneration, Retention, and Reputation Incentives for Outside Directors
NYU Stern School of Business
NYU Working Paper No. S-CG-02-08
I study incentives received by outside directors in Fortune 500 firms from compensation,replacement, and the opportunity to obtain other directorships. Changes over time in the valueof equity compensation create considerable variation in director pay. Board members of the most successful firms earn millions of dollars within their first five years, a marked change in the historical pattern of rewards for directors. I also find statistically significant evidence thatoutside directors replacement and total board seats held are associated generally with company performance. Previous research had only shown these relations to apply under extreme circumstances such as financial distress.
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Date posted: November 4, 2008
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