EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS’ REMUNERATION: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY

Download This Article

Themistokles Lazarides, Evaggelos Drimpetas, Koufopoulos Dimitrios

DOI:10.22495/cocv6i3p9

Abstract

Remuneration is considered to be closely connected with financial performance (positively), firm size (positively), the organizational structure (negatively) and corporate governance mechanisms (negatively). Furthermore, a connection of ownership structure and executives’ remuneration has been well established (theoretically and empirically) in the literature (agency theory). The paper examines if these relationships are valid in Greece. Greece hasn’t the characteristics of an Anglo-Saxon country. Overall the study has shown that remuneration levels in Greece are defined by a different set of factors than the ones that are prominent in an Aglo-Saxon country. Notably, fundamental financial measures of performance are more widely used. The age of firms and corporate governance quality have a catalytic impact on remuneration levels.

Keywords: Board Members, Remuneration, Corporate Governance

How to cite this paper: Lazarides, T., Drimpetas, E., & Dimitrios, K. (2009). Executive board members’ remuneration: A longitudinal study. Corporate Ownership & Control, 6(3), 94-103. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv6i3p9