Executive compensation in North American high-technology firms: A contextual approach

Pascual Berrone, Marianna Makri, Luis Gomez-Mejia

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Abstract

After reviewing the literature surrounding the link between executive compensation and innovation activities of North American firms, we examine two gaps in the area. First, we analyze how contextual factors can affect CEO pay in high-technology companies. In particular, we study three contextual dimensions: political, economic, and social. Second, we consider the specific case of executive compensation in high-technology firms when family ties are present at the helm. Drawing on agency rationale and previous research, we develop a series of instrumental propositions intended to provide the theoretical basis for a future research agenda in the area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1534-1552
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Innovation
Economics
Industry
Compensation and Redress
High-technology firms
Executive compensation
Family ties
Reviewing
CEO pay
Innovation activities
Rationale
Research agenda
Contextual factors
Political economics
High technology

Keywords

  • Agency theory
  • Executive compensation
  • Family firms
  • Global factors
  • Innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Executive compensation in North American high-technology firms : A contextual approach. / Berrone, Pascual; Makri, Marianna; Gomez-Mejia, Luis.

In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 19, No. 8, 2008, p. 1534-1552.

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