CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, EXCESS COMPENSATION, AND CEO TURNOVER IN FAMILY AND NON-FAMILY BUSINESSES

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Ying-Fen Lin

DOI:10.22495/cocv4i2p4

Abstract

The replacement of a CEO is one of the control mechanisms that companies employ to reduce the agency problems. This paper divides companies into non-family businesses and family businesses and investigates the influence of outside directors, outside blockholders, and excess compensation in CEOs termination process. The samples used in the paper come from manufacturing companies in Taiwan listed between 1996-1997; the analytical method is logistic regression model. The conclusion is as follows: 1. the characteristics of family businesses, corporate governance, and excess compensation have no correlation on CEO turnover. 2. External board members play an important role in CEO termination in non-family businesses.

Keywords: Agency Theory, CEO Turnover, Corporate Governance, Excess Compensation

How to cite this paper: Lin, Y.-F. (2007). Corporate governance, excess compensation, and CEO turnover in family and non-family businesses. Corporate Ownership & Control, 4(2), 46-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/cocv4i2p4