Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It

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Indispensable and
Other Myths
Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed
and How to Fix It

Michael B. Dorff

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Berkeley • Los Angeles • London

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part One - What’s Wrong with the Dominant Theories? 15
  • Chapter 2 - The Puzzles of CEO Compensation 17
  • Chapter 3 - The Corporate Personality Myth 27
  • Chapter 4 - Market Mythology 60
  • Chapter 5 - Incentives Mythology 91
  • Part Two - What’s Really Going on? 121
  • Chapter 6 - Performance Pay Mythology 123
  • Chapter 7 - Causation Mythology 150
  • Chapter 8 - Predictability Mythology 170
  • Part Three - How Can We Best Reform the System? 199
  • Chapter 9 - Alignment Mythology 201
  • Chapter 10 - Moving Forward 229
  • Notes 267
  • Index 309
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