Seminarium naukowe

Posted on 2018-11-28

Current literature and research opportunities
in executive compensation: Evidence from
a developing economy


Guest lecture by Mr. Reon Matemane, Faculty of Economics University of Gdansk

4th of December 2018, 13.00 room C303

Reon Matemane is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa and is in the process of conducting his Ph.D. from the University of Johannesburg. He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and has taught a number of courses for a number of years at UP

Executive compensation is one of the most important corporate governance mechanisms that companies use to overcome agency problems. Increasing levels of executive compensation without commensurate increase in organisational performance has sparked debate in the academic circles, policy makers and other interested stakeholders. Be that as it may, a systematic review of contemporary business literature on executive compensation in the context of developing economies is lacking. The aim of this study is to present a comprehensive review and critical reflection on the current state of literature regarding executive compensation in a developing country, South Africa. Papers, journal articles, theses and dissertations covering the period between 2008 and 2018 will be obtained through internet and reviewed. The review is envisaged to help with the following:  identify gaps in the existing literature, evaluate inconsistent findings, discuss data sources and associated methodological approaches with a view to suggest opportunities for future studies.  The review will be organised according to the three broad categories, namely: firstly, regulatory requirements. Secondly, disclosure requirements. Thirdly, performance measures.  Lastly, relationship between executive compensation and company performance. For each of the category, major findings will be discussed whilst differences and similarities will be highlighted between South Africa and two main western countries, being United States of America (USA) and United Kingdom (UK).