Executive pay should be reformed not by focusing on the sums paid, but on the structure of pay packages, according to a leading business academic.
Professor Alex Edmans writes that chief executives are best incentivised with long-term equity.
"Evidence in peer-reviewed journals shows the benefits of reforming pay structures. Granting CEOs long-term equity, for example, means not only higher future profitability, but also innovation and stewardship of the environment, as well as customers, society and, in particular, employees.
"In contrast, short-term equity induces CEOs to cut investment to meet earnings targets," writes Professor E
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