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Business & Economics


Cindy Harris

Committee Member

Stephen Bowers

Committee Member

John French

Committee Member

Cindy Harris

Department Chair

Carol Cirka

Project Description

In this study, we considered the effects of Chinese cultural and political influences on executive compensation in Chinese firms. The chief focus of this study is on whether the race of executives or the racial composition of the compensation committee affects the average compensation of executives, though other factors such as sales, industry, and compensation committee size were also included in the model. Data was collected from Chinese firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with data for the companies gathered for the year 2009 and executive salaries collected for the year 2010.