CEO Pay Depends on Board's Independence

This study (paywall) may well be one useful contribution to explain (excessive) CEO pay. There is too much circularity in the appointment of board members, who in turn appoint the CEO. So they scratch each other's backs. But that leads to the question: how to find and appoint board members that ARE independent. And even if that problem is solved: what is the appropriate compensation for the CEO? The pay for performance mantra can be manipulated to justify ANY number
(14 March 2016)

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