Whether Low-paid Enterprise Use Treasury Stock to Reward Employees?

  • 林 瑋琪

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Today in a more competitive global environment talent is an important factor for firms to sustain competitiveness It is very helpful in attracting and retaining talent by establishing a complete salary system However low-paid firms may not provide an effective motivation to attract and retain talent due to the low pay and thus it may cause the loss of talent and decrease firm competition Therefore using incentives to motivate and attract employees becomes an important issue In Taiwan there are six kinds of employee incentives including cash bonuses stock bonuses new share subscription rights employee stock options (ESOs) treasury stocks and restricted stocks each of which has its own functions and features In the past firms tended to use stock bonuses to reward employees in Taiwan However the era of expensing employee bonuses starts from 2008 Thus the number of bonuses granted to employees is decreased and the number of using other incentives is increased Compared with other stock-based incentives using treasury stocks to reward employees has the advantages not only on avoiding the miscellaneous programs and high cost of issuing new stocks but also preventing the diluted effect on shareholder equity due to granting employee stock-base incentives Thus the objective of this paper is to analyze whether low-paid firms use treasury stocks to reward employees in particular the probability and the amount of treasury stocks used by low-paid firms to reward their employees are discussed
Date of Award2015 Jul 7
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChaur-Shiuh Young (Supervisor)

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