executive compensation; CEO's; corporate governance; tournaments; firm-specific human capital; China

Publication date: 24 Feb 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | External authors: Zhou, M | JEL classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31 | Journal: Economic Journal No. 574 Vol. 124 | Pages: F90-F108
Using linked employer–employee data for all China's public listed firms over the period 2001–10, we find top executive compensation exhibits many of the traits familiar in the Western literature, although sometimes in a more muted way, and with some clear exceptions. We also find a role for...
Publication date: 19 Jun 2013 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | External authors: Zhou, M
A priori it is unclear whether empirical findings on the nature of CEO compensation based on Western developed economies should generalise to the compensation of top executives in China's listed companies. Although China is developing a market-oriented economy it remains a Communist regime in which...