Does CEO compensation matter for eco-innovation?

Zhang, Xinyi (2022) Does CEO compensation matter for eco-innovation? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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This study examines the effect of CEO compensation on environmental innovation (hereafter eco-innovation). Different types of CEO compensation are tested in this study, which are CEO total compensation, CEO long-term compensation and CEO short-term compensation. Utilizing a large sample of S&P 500(500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States) for a period from 2010 to 2020, the results of this study reveal that CEO total compensation is positively associated with eco-innovation performance, and CEO long-term compensation is also positively associated with eco-innovation performance. Additionally, while prior literature mainly investigated how CEO compensation influences innovation and corporate social responsibility, this research focuses on the CEO compensation’s influence on eco-innovation which is rarely examined. Overall, this study contributes to the existing literature on the impact of CEO compensation and provides insights into the design of CEO compensation contracts.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: ZHANG, Xinyi
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 14:46
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 14:46

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