Integrating agency and institutional theories, this paper examines the impact of top-executive compensation and regional institutions on the outward FDI(OFDI) of a sample of Chinese-listed firms. The results show that top-executive cash pay and equity ownership have a positive association with OFDI. Differing from previous studies focusing on cross-country institutional variances, we take variations in within-country institutions into account and find that regional institutions in terms of product markets, factor markets and legal systems play an important role in OFDI and positively moderate the governance role of managerial equity ownership.
Published inJournal of World Business
Pages143 - 155
CitationLIU, X., LU, J. and CHIZEMA, A., 2014. Top executive compensation, regional institutions and Chinese OFDI. Journal of World Business, 49 (1), pp. 143 - 155.
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NotesNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of World Business. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of World Business, 49 (1) (January 2014) DOI:10.1016/j.jwb.2013.04.004