The impact of public scrutiny on executive compensation

Author:Andrew Glen Carrothers
Position:University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

Purpose This paper aims to examine the impact of public scrutiny on chief executive officer (CEO) compensation at Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 firms. Design/methodology/approach This paper uses the unique opportunity provided by the 2008 financial crisis and, in particular, government support and legislated compensation restrictions in the US Department of the Treasury’s... (see full summary)

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