How exactly are CEO's paid? Compensation specialists sought by boards of directors at public companies employ a wide variety of metrics, many of them tied to stock performance. But in the real world, is one of the most obvious factors being overlooked?
Two business professors respond in the affirmative. They say they've found a relationship between the raises in CEOs' paychecks and their willingness to appear in the media spotlight - especially CNBC - and that the effect on pay is greatest for executives who are the least well-known. Courtesy The Wall Street Journal.