Does size affect the relationship between option compensation and managerial risk taking? Evidence from Canadian listed companiesInternational Journal of Finance and Economics (2019)
We examine the effect of CEO option compensation on firm risk in Canadian firms listed on the S&P/TSX index. Results show that there is a robust size effect. Option compensation has a positive and significant effect on firm risk only in small firms and no significant effect in large firms. Moreover, option compensation has no significant effect on firm risk in cross‐listed firms, but within the sample of cross‐listed firms option compensation has a positive and significant effect in small firms only. Overall, our results suggest that CEO compensation is more effective in encouraging risk taking in small Canadian firms.
Citation InformationShahbaz A Sheikh. "Does size affect the relationship between option compensation and managerial risk taking? Evidence from Canadian listed companies" International Journal of Finance and Economics Vol. 24 Iss. 1 (2019) p. 20 - 32
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shahbaz_sheikh/19/