CEO Pay Slice as a measure of CEO dominance

Maxim Zagonov, Galla Salganik-Shoshan

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CEO Pay Slice (CPS), a measure of CEO relative compensation introduced by Bebchuk, Cremers and Peyer [2011. Journal of Financial Economics 102, 199–221], is used widely in the literature as a proxy for chief executive officer dominance. Nonetheless, CPS does not control for the distribution of pay among the top executives and, as we show empirically, often misestimates the level of CEO power. As a result, its empirical application exposes researchers to the risk of drawing false conclusions. We propose a number of supplementary measures that could be used in conjunction with CPS to improve the measurement accuracy of CEO dominance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-576
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in International Business and Finance
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018


  • Corporate governance
  • Entrenchment
  • Executive compensation
  • Pay distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance


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