CANCELLED : Does National Culture Impact Executives Compensation?

The Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) warmly invite you to join guest speaker Professor Yang Zhao from the University of Liverpool Management School as they explore the impacts of culture on executive compensation.

  • Wed 15 Dec 21

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Professor Yang Zhao, University of Liverpool Management School

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Chaoyuan She

The aim of Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) research seminar series is to support our world-class research activities in five key areas; accounting and global development; capital markets, audit, regulation and reporting; publicness and resilience, precarity, exclusion and social justice; and environment, climate change and vulnerability. The seminar series is also expected to to promote interdisciplinary research that links the work of members of the centre with others both within the university and with external institutions.

Seminar abstract

The presentation examines the impact of culture on executive compensation.

Using a sample of 8025 firms from 17 countries and employing GLOBE cultural dimensions, we find that culture has a significant explanatory power in cross-country executive compensation practices.

We contribute to the existing literature by demonstrating how culture affects the relationship between performance and compensation as well as compensation disparity in the boardroom.

In particular, we find that in assertive and individualistic societies, compensation is closely related to performance and that compensation disparity is lower among the top management team.

Our results reveal more insights on the relationship between culture and compensation practices.


How to join this seminar

This seminar is free to attend with no need to register in advance.

You can join this seminar online on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 2pm

We welcome you to join this seminar with friends, colleagues and classmates.


Speaker bio

Yang Zhao's research identity lies in the area of empirical corporate finance, with a special focus on corporate networks. Corporate networks influence information diffusion, managerial power and reputation.

By conducting quantitative analyses of networks, Yang Zhao investigates relationships between networks (at both director level and corporate level) and the other issues such as executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, insider trading, innovation, and family ownership.

Yang Zhao is also interested in the following areas of research:

  • Corporate innovation
  • Culture and corporate governance
  • Executive compensation
  • Director traits, experience and background
  • Academic networks

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