Board size, director compensation, and firm transition across stock exchanges: evidence from Canada

Shamsud D. Chowdhury, Eric Zengxiang Wang

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Articlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this study, we examine the relationship between the role and compensation structure of non-executive directors when firms on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) move to the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-C) in Canada. Using data from 156 listed firms, we find that graduating TSX-V firms employ relatively larger number of nonexecutive directors and pay them a higher proportion of contingent compensation than do the TSX-C firms. The graduated firms also provide non-executive outside directors with more components of compensation package. However, we find no support for the hypothesis that a TSX-V firm would pay a higher average director compensation in order to graduate. We also find that increases in the total amount and the components of compensation package are consistent with the shift in emphasis from resource dependence to monitoring in the same firm following its graduation from TSX-V to TSXC. The study’s implications are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-712
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Management and Governance
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep. 2020

Keywords

  • Corporate governance
  • Director compensation
  • Non-executive directors
  • Resource dependence theory
  • Threshold firms
  • Toronto Stock Exchange

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Board size, director compensation, and firm transition across stock exchanges: evidence from Canada'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this