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The Resource Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation, Robert W. Kolb

Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation, Robert W. Kolb

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Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation
Title
Too much is not enough
Title remainder
incentives in executive compensation
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Kolb
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The scholarly literature on executive compensation is vast. As such, this literature provides an unparalleled resource for studying the interaction between the setting of incentives (or the attempted setting of incentives) and the behavior that is actually adduced. From this literature, there are several reasons for believing that one can set incentives in executive compensation with a high rate of success in guiding CEO behavior, and one might expect CEO compensation to be a textbook example of the successful use of incentives. Also, as executive compensation has been studied intensively in the academic literature, we might also expect the success of incentive compensation to be well-documented. Historically, however, this has been very far from the case. In Too Much Is Not Enough, Robert W. Kolb studies the performance of incentives in executive compensation across many dimensions of CEO performance. The book begins with an overview of incentives and unintended consequences. Then it focuses on the theory of incentives as applied to compensation generally, and as applied to executive compensation particularly. Subsequent chapters explore different facets of executive compensation and assess the evidence on how well incentive compensation performs in each arena. The book concludes with a final chapter that provides an overall assessment of the value of incentives in guiding executive behavior. In it, Kolb argues that incentive compensation for executives is so problematic and so prone to error that the social value of giving huge incentive compensation packages is likely to be negative on balance. In focusing on incentives, the book provides a much sought-after resource, for while there are a number of books on executive compensation, none focuses specifically on incentives. Given the recent fervor over executive compensation, this unique but logical perspective will garner much interest. And while the literature being considered and evaluated is technical, the book is written in a non-mathematical way accessible to any college-educated reader."--Publisher's website
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1949-
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Kolb, Robert W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Financial Management Association survey and synthesis series
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  • Executives
  • Incentives in industry
  • Incentive awards
  • Corporate governance
  • Executives
Label
Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation, Robert W. Kolb
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Magnitude and Structure of Executive Compensation -- Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, and Executive Compensation -- The Incentive Structure of Executive Compensation -- Executive Stock Options and the Incentives They Create -- Executive Stock Option Programs: The Behavior of CEOs, Firms, and Investors -- Executive Incentives and Risk-Taking -- Incentive Compensation and the Management of the Firm -- Perverse Incentive Effects: Executives Behaving Badly -- Incentives in Executive Compensation: A Final Assessment
Control code
FIEb1719619x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780199829583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768335751
Label
Too much is not enough : incentives in executive compensation, Robert W. Kolb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Magnitude and Structure of Executive Compensation -- Corporate Governance, Agency Problems, and Executive Compensation -- The Incentive Structure of Executive Compensation -- Executive Stock Options and the Incentives They Create -- Executive Stock Option Programs: The Behavior of CEOs, Firms, and Investors -- Executive Incentives and Risk-Taking -- Incentive Compensation and the Management of the Firm -- Perverse Incentive Effects: Executives Behaving Badly -- Incentives in Executive Compensation: A Final Assessment
Control code
FIEb1719619x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780199829583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768335751

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