Business & Economics
Extensive research has been conducted to examine the effect that corporate governance structure has on CEO compensation. Past studies have focused primarily on larger corporations and have neglected smaller public firms. By shifting focus to small cap firms, this study hopes to find patterns between CEO compensation and specific corporate governance components. These include CEO duality, the presence of a dual founder CEO, and the level of equity ownership held by the CEO. Empirical evidence has suggested that CEO duality and increased ownership equity of a dual founder CEO may significantly impact CEO compensation.
Stauffer, Kiley, "What Effect Do Corporate Governance Characteristics Have on CEO Compensation in a Small Cap Firm?" (2012). Business and Economics Honors Papers. 9.