Research shows that when shareholders complain about pay gaps between CEOs and their employees widening, it can cause even more disparity.
Changes in the law will ensure that companies can’t go on ignoring inequalities in earnings and wealth in South Africa.
CEO pay often attracts more outrage than footballers’ record wages – what does this say about the value we place on different jobs and skills?
The pay gap is growing in UK, which has seen increased strike activity this year.
Policymakers, industry regulators and investors must team up to mandate that corporations provide CEOs with financial compensation for reducing carbon footprints.
Rebalancing labor relations so that workers are empowered would be an effective way to address racial wealth disparities and atone for the legacy of slavery, a scholar argues.
Since New York mandated new executive compensation rules in 2013, the state’s nonprofit CEOs have been getting paid less than expected while working more.
Bad behaviour and toxic culture at a company can be corrected if the organization’s board of directors states clearly the values they are looking for in a CEO.
Nobody else, apart from CEOs, has enjoyed a similar rise in their fortunes since the 1980s.
Paying a chief executive $24 million because he has exceptional abilities is a con we’ve perpetrated on ourselves.
The phoney debate about corporate activism distracts from the need for a debate about inequality.
A critical review of research into inequality shows the formula for reducing it is surprisingly simple.
Paying these CEOs more when oil prices rise means they’re rewarded for having good luck.
The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn’t enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
High CEO compensation angers the public, particularly when it doesn’t seemed tied to performance. But as a whole, trends in executive compensation are consistent with fundamental economic forces.
The gender pay gap and CEO to worker pay ratio won’t be fixed by corporate governance initiatives alone.
Vice-chancellors often benchmark their salaries against comparable positions in other corporate sectors, a symptom of the trend towards the corporatisation of universities in Australia.
Data shows that growth in total CEO pay has outstripped average Australian wage growth in every year of the last five years. But perhaps we need to look more closely.
Compensating executives with stock options doesn’t necessarily lead to more risk taking and higher dividend payouts.
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