CEO COMPENSATION, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, AND PERFORMANCE OF LISTED PLATINUM MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Sam Ngwenya

DOI:10.22495/cocv13i2cLp8

Abstract

Executive compensation has been studied extensively in the past three decades, yet the relationship between company performance and executive compensation continues to be a debated topic judging from the number of articles in academic literature. The main objective of this study was to determine the relationship between CEO compensation, corporate governance and financial performance of listed platinum mines in South Africa. The results of the study indicated no statistics significant relationship between CEO compensation and the financial performance variables ROE and ROA. The results also indicated a positive relationship between some corporate governance variables such as board size and proportion number of independent non-executive directors, but found no statistic significant relationship between CEO compensation and proportion number of female board members.

Keywords: CEO, Compensation, Corporate Governance, Platinum Mines, South Africa

How to cite this paper: Ngwenya, S. (2016). CEO compensation, corporate governance, and performance of listed platinum mines in South Africa [Conference issue]. Corporate Ownership & Control, 13(2), 408-416. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv13i2cLp8