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Suppose you are a director of an energy company that has three divisions—natural gas, oil, and retail (gas stations). These divisions operate independently from one another, but all division managers report to the firm’s CEO. If you were on the compensation committee, as discussed in Question 1-12, and your committee was asked to set the compensation for the three division managers, would you use the same criteria as that used for the firm’s CEO? Explain your reasoning.

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Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

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Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285065137

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Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285065137
Chapter 1, Problem 13Q
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Suppose you are a director of an energy company that has three divisions—natural gas, oil, and retail (gas stations). These divisions operate independently from one another, but all division managers report to the firm’s CEO. If you were on the compensation committee, as discussed in Question 1-12, and your committee was asked to set the compensation for the three division managers, would you use the same criteria as that used for the firm’s CEO? Explain your reasoning.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The criteria used for setting compensation for divisional managers and CEO would be same or different.

Introduction:

Compensation Package: The compensation package of should structured in that way which seems attractive and to perform actively. If the compensation package is good, the manager will focus on the maximization of stockholders value. The compensation package should be fair.

Explanation of Solution

The CEO compensation is rewarded base on the stock price performance but the divisional managers are not rewarded with the same...

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