Dodd-Frank's Say on Pay: Will it Lead to a Greater Role for Shareholders in Corporate Governance?

@article{Thomas2011DoddFranksSO,
  title={Dodd-Frank's Say on Pay: Will it Lead to a Greater Role for Shareholders in Corporate Governance?},
  author={R. Thomas and Alan R. Palmiter and J. Cotter},
  journal={Vanderbilt University Law School},
  year={2011}
}
"Say on pay" gives shareholders an advisory vote on a company's pay practices for its top executives. Beginning in 2011, Dodd-Frank mandated such votes at public companies. The first year of "say on pay" under the new legislation may have changed the dialogue and give-and-take in the shareholder-management relationship at some companies, particularly on the question of executive pay. We study the evolution of shareholder voting on "say on pay" - beginning in 2006 as a fledgling shareholder… Expand
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