Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Technology Management, Corporate Reputation and CEO Compensation

Many factors contribute to the determination of top executive compensation. This paper explores and examines the systematic difference of high-tech and low-tech CEO pays. In addition the paper tests how corporate reputation impacts CEO pays. The results show that corporate reputation is positively related to CEO pays in both high-tech and low-tech companies. As compared to low-tech firms, high-tech CEO compensation is relied more on variable pays and is directly tied to market-based performance measure. The results also support that CEO compensation is positively related to CEO stock ownership. In general, high-tech firms tend to use more comprehensive performance measures than those of low-tech firms.