BOARDS OF DIRECTORS COMPENSATION ALTERNATIVES

  • Ivana Marinković-Matović HYPO Alpe-Adria-Bank, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Miloš Marinković Zavod za urbanizam Niš
Keywords: Board of Directors, Compensation, Incentive, Shareholders

Abstract

Directors, members of the Boards of Directors, have a fiduciary duty to protect shareholders’ interests. Yet, their interests are unlikely to be perfectly aligned with the shareholders’. Like all economic actors, directors may be presumed to prefer greater wealth to less wealth; hence, they should be responsive to financial incentives. Companies routinely use a variety of such incentives including additional fees for attending meetings, stock and option grants, and performance bonuses. Besides direct compensation, there are other motivations that could affect director behavior. A possible motive is the concern that directors have for being seen as able business people. A strong reputation is likely to be important in the market for getting more board seats or retaining the ones already held.

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Published
2010-12-29
How to Cite
Marinković-MatovićI., & MarinkovićM. (2010). BOARDS OF DIRECTORS COMPENSATION ALTERNATIVES. BizInfo (Blace) Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics, 1(2), 151-160. Retrieved from http://bizinfo.edu.rs/index.php/bizinfo/article/view/103