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Bonus relaterad till företagsstorlek: Jämförelse av stora och medelstora företag
Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
Södertörn University College, School of Business Studies.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: A debated subject in today’s society is CEO compensation. Companies which give the CEO compensation mean that it motivates them to maximize the company’s return. The compensations are based on various types of variables, such as financial measures and financial ratio. Despite the various reasons given by the company as to why high compensations are paid out and what it is based on, the Media, shareholders and other privies have questioned this phenomenon. This is because most of the companies that use this type of compensation system show a financial downturn and negative financial ratio.

Purpose: The purpose with this thesis is by evaluating annual report’s examining the relation between bonus compensations and company size. Also, to revise if there is a relation between profitability and dividends of the CEO compensation for the companies that has the aim for compensation.

Method: This thesis is based on a quantitative study where the empiric consists of secondary data collected from annual reports for companies listed on the stock exchange.

Empirical: The empirical data is presented in tables and graphs. The result shows that some companies give compensation despite negative financial ratio.

Conclusion: The study shows that companies that are most prone to the compensation payout to the CEO are mostly larger companies, their numbers regarding compensation exceeds substantially the dividends shown in the medium-sized businesses. The study also shows that the relationship between compensation and profitability varies between the companies which are analyzed in the study. It has been difficult to draw a clear parallel between profitability and dividends, since the majority of the companies have negative financial ratio but have a dividend that can be compared to companies that have profitable numbers. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Bonus, CEO compensation, CEO salary
Keyword [sv]
Incitamentprogram, bonussystem, optioner, aktier, rörliga ersättningar
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6537OAI: diva2:401520
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-03-03 Created: 2011-03-02 Last updated: 2011-03-03Bibliographically approved

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