The effect of upper echelons' compensation on firm internationalization

Wen Ting Lin, Kuei Yang Cheng

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This paper is built upon previous work concerning how three factors-an upper echelon's compensation, the total compensation level of a chief executive officer (CEO), and compensation gaps between a CEO and a top management team (TMT)-affect a firm's international expansion level. Using longitudinal data (2000-2005) from 528 publicly listed firms in Taiwan as our sample, we found that CEO total compensation level and TMT total compensation were positively related to firms' international expansion level, and that the larger the compensation gap between CEO and TMT, the higher the given firm's international expansion level. The implications that these findings have for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-90
Number of pages18
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management


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