Lavish CEO pay doesn’t work as intended
Friday, September 28, 2012/
The arms race in CEO pay doesn’t help performance or retention, according to a new study.
Outsized CEO pay has been a bone of contention for shareholders and a flashpoint for public discontent, but was always justified with the conventional wisdom that if a company doesn’t pay its top brass top dollar, they’ll go somewhere where they can earn more.
Martha C. White tells The Bottom Line why conventional thinking doesn’t stack up.