CEO Horizon Problem and Characteristics of Board of Directors and Compensation Committee
Ruonan Liu: 0000-0002-1197-1780
Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance
Extant research finds inconclusive evidence about the CEO horizon problem. One possible explanation is that board of directors, especially compensation committees, intervene to mitigate the CEO horizon problem. In this study, we examine whether the characteristics of board of directors and compensation committee affect their effectiveness in mitigating the CEO horizon problem. We find that retiring CEOs are more likely to reduce R&D expenditures when CEOs have more power, and director tenure is longer; retiring CEOs in firms with large board of directors and compensation committee are less likely to manage accruals.
CEO Horizon Problem and Characteristics of Board of Directors and Compensation Committee.
Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 31(4), 121–134.