6 Ways High CEO Pay Hurts a Company's Bottom Line and the Public

June 20, 2014

A new study from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business took a comprehensive look at 17 years of CEO pay and found the common argument that higher CEO pay leads to better company performance is an assumption not based on fact. Authors Michael Cooper, Huseyin Gulen and Raghavendra Rau found that the link between high CEO compensation and low shareholder returns hold up after controlling for a variety of factors shown to have an affect on corporate performance. 

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