Charitable Inclination and the Chief Executive Officer’s Pay Package
The Financial Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 19 Jan 2021
Date Written: June 12, 2020
Using chief executive officers’ (CEOs’) lifetime nonemployment experience in prominent charitable organizations to create a proxy for CEO charitable inclination, I find that charitably inclined CEOs receive a significant pay premium. The pay premium sensitivity to CEO charitable inclination is particularly pronounced for male, external, and specialist CEOs who are employed at firms that are undiversified, larger, less debt reliant, poor performing, facing high product-market competition, and that keep nonmanipulative financial statements and demonstrate high inclination to social responsibility in the area of diversity, employee relations, and internal governance. This research contributes to the broader debate on labor market pricing of CEO characteristics.
Keywords: CEO Pay, Charitable Inclination, Nonemployment Experience, Corporate Social Responsibility
JEL Classification: G3, M1, Z
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