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Options backdating: a Canadian perspective

Ryan Compton, Daniel Sandler and Lindsay Tedds ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of (1) the basics of employee stock option backdating; (2) why firms and individuals may engage in backdating; (3) the difficulties in examining option backdating in Canada as well as a Canadian case study of option backdating; (4) implications of backdating; and (5) suggestions for curbing the potential to backdate in Canada.

Keywords: Backdating; Executive stock options; Compensation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J38 M52 N22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-02
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Published in Canadian Business Law Journal 3.47(2010): pp. 329-362

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