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The Impact Of Ceo Long-Term Equity-Based Compensation Incentives On Economic Growth In Collectivist Versus Individualist Countries, Cynthia J. Campbell, Rosita P. Chang, Jack C. Dejong Jr., Robert Doktor, Lars Oxelheim, Trond Randoy Jul 2016

The Impact Of Ceo Long-Term Equity-Based Compensation Incentives On Economic Growth In Collectivist Versus Individualist Countries, Cynthia J. Campbell, Rosita P. Chang, Jack C. Dejong Jr., Robert Doktor, Lars Oxelheim, Trond Randoy

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This study examines the impact of the prevalence of long-term equity-based chief executive officer (CEO) compensation incentives on GDP growth, and we address the moderating role of individualist versus collectivist cultures on this relationship. We argue that long-term incentives given to CEOs in some firms may convey to other CEOs that they too may be able to receive such incentives and rewards if they emulate the incentivized and rewarded CEOs. In a longitudinal study across 22 nations over a 5-year period, we find that the higher proportion of CEOs in a country are awarded long-term equity-based incentive compensation, the greater ...


Cash Holdings And R&D Smoothing, James R. Brown, Bruce C. Petersen Jun 2011

Cash Holdings And R&D Smoothing, James R. Brown, Bruce C. Petersen

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The sharp increase in R&D investment in recent decades has important but unexplored implications for corporate liquidity management. Because R&D has high adjustment costs and is financed with volatile sources, it is very expensive for firms to adjust the flow of R&D in response to transitory finance shocks. The main contribution of this paper is to directly examine whether firms use cash reserves to smooth their R&D expenditures. We estimate dynamic R&D models and find that firms most likely to face financing frictions rely extensively on cash holdings to smooth R&D. In particular, our ...