John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Peer Groups – Understanding CEO Compensation and a Proposal for a New Approach

Weinberg Center’s Professor Charles Elson and Craig Ferrere co-author a Director Notes report for The Conference Board, ”Peer Groups – Understanding CEO Compensation and a Proposal for a New Approach.”

Craig Ferrere and Charles Elson from the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance wrote a piece on peer groups for The Conference Board’s Director Notes, ”Peer Groups – Understanding CEO Compensation and a Proposal for a New Approach.”  This report discusses the comparative peer benchmarking approach that most large companies rely on to design their executive compensation packages and suggests that boards consider an internally focused approach instead.  Click here to view the article.

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