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Incentive programmes – a corporate governance perspective on Swedish commercial state owned firms

Zadig, Carl-Sebastian and Wingren, Fredrik (2006)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
We would like to learn more about how the restrictive policy against incentive programmes affects the board’s of Swedish state owned commercial firms ability to govern management in an efficient way. We also want to find out if there are different consequences in reference to this that are not directly linked to corporate governance issues. Our empiric observations have been made in order to profoundly explore the subject and examine it through the eyes of professional individuals, all expressing different views and standpoints. We conclude that the most efficient structure is when an active board is complemented by a well structured and individualised incentive programme. However, this thesis conclude that this structure is not possible... (More)
We would like to learn more about how the restrictive policy against incentive programmes affects the board’s of Swedish state owned commercial firms ability to govern management in an efficient way. We also want to find out if there are different consequences in reference to this that are not directly linked to corporate governance issues. Our empiric observations have been made in order to profoundly explore the subject and examine it through the eyes of professional individuals, all expressing different views and standpoints. We conclude that the most efficient structure is when an active board is complemented by a well structured and individualised incentive programme. However, this thesis conclude that this structure is not possible given the current guidelines and policies employed by the state, which in turn might lead to sub optimizations in the governing. (Less)
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author
Zadig, Carl-Sebastian and Wingren, Fredrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
State owned firms, incentives, compensation, agency costs, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1344561
date added to LUP
2006-06-05
date last changed
2012-04-02 16:01:12
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  abstract     = {We would like to learn more about how the restrictive policy against incentive programmes affects the board’s of Swedish state owned commercial firms ability to govern management in an efficient way. We also want to find out if there are different consequences in reference to this that are not directly linked to corporate governance issues. Our empiric observations have been made in order to profoundly explore the subject and examine it through the eyes of professional individuals, all expressing different views and standpoints. We conclude that the most efficient structure is when an active board is complemented by a well structured and individualised incentive programme. However, this thesis conclude that this structure is not possible given the current guidelines and policies employed by the state, which in turn might lead to sub optimizations in the governing.},
  author       = {Zadig, Carl-Sebastian and Wingren, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {State owned firms,incentives,compensation,agency costs,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Incentive programmes – a corporate governance perspective on Swedish commercial state owned firms},
  year         = {2006},
}