Excess executive compensation and corporate governance in the United Kingdom and Spain: A comparative analysis

Gregorio Sánchez-Marín*, María Encarnación Lucas-Pérez, Samuel Baixauli-Soler, Brian G. M. Main, Antonio Mínguez-Vera

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Abstract

Literature on executive compensation has relatively neglected the impact of institutional governance contexts. Regarding filling this gap, this study examines the influence of governance mechanisms on excess executive compensation comparing a set of listed UK and Spanish firms on an 8-year panel data. Findings indicate that Spanish firms are characterized by higher excess executive compensation than UK firms because of the less effectiveness of ownership structure and board of directors. Differences in concentration and structure of ownership as well as in composition and size of boards result in more aligned executive compensation design in the UK firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2817-2837
Number of pages21
JournalManagerial and Decision Economics
Volume43
Issue number7
Early online date21 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • executive compensation
  • corporate governance

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