Broad-Based Stock Options: Before and after the Market Downturn
31 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2005
We examine labor productivity in small, medium, and large firms that broadly distribute stock options under starkly different market conditions - during the bull (1995-1997) and bear (2000-2002) stock markets. We find greater labor output in both upward and downward markets in all firm size categories, with the exception of small firms in a declining market, where the productivity is also greater, but the statistical significance of the result is weak.
Keywords: stock option, market downturn, productivity
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