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Australian chief executive officer remuneration: pay and performance

Rachel Merhebi, Kerry Pattenden, Peter Swan () and Xianming Zhou

Accounting and Finance, 2006, vol. 46, issue 3, 481-497

Abstract: International studies document strong evidence that chief executive officer (CEO) remuneration is positively correlated with corporate performance. Prior Australian studies, however, find no positive link between CEO pay and market performance. In the present paper we re‐examine the association between Australian CEO remuneration and firm performance using standard empirical models from the international literature. We find that in every respect the Australian evidence is consistent with international findings for firms of the USA, UK and Canada. In particular, we document CEO pay–performance association as positive and statistically significant.

Date: 2006
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