Today's Compensation Cafe post is a bit different. It is part blog post and part infographic. In the US, disclosure of executive compensation has been required, in some form, since 1934. Survey data regarding executive compensation has only rocketed to the forefront over the last 30 years. During this period executive compensation has increased at a rate faster than corporate performance, faster than the growth in company size and faster than the stock market. This gives rise to the question: Is disclosure good for executive compensation?
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