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Finance and Accounting, Literature Review
Finance & Accounting
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Finance and Accounting, Literature review For quite some time, the issue of remunerations has been a thorn in the flesh of many companies. Managers have been accused of getting much more than they deserve while the employees are sweating more to help them achieve a fat check at the end of the month (Fama and French 2001:16).
Controversies such as those linked to the former GE CEO, Jack Welch and the NYSE CEO Richard Grasso have made many companies to create a guideline that will be used to limit how much company executives can earn. It is important to note that even in the cases of the above CEOs, their work and performance on the job was impeccable and many would believe that they earned what they had worked hard for (Jensen and Murphyn 2004:15). However, there is a perception that there was a lot of inadequate disclosure and that they received a little ‘too much’ despite their performance. According to the general conference convened by the International Labor Organization in 1951; the term remuneration was defined as (Yang 2008:654): “the ordinary, basic or minimum salary and any additional benefits that are payable whatsoever directly or indirectly, whether in cash or in kind, by the employer to the worker and arising out of the worker’s employment.” Success on the other hand is mainly defined by the amount of output acquired as a result of one’s ability to utilize the opportunity given to them to lead, supervise, mentor and motivate others effectively. ...
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