In 1980, the average CEO’s compensation was about 42 times what the average worker was paid, and by 2007, CEOs received about 344 times the average worker salary. There’s a debate over whether this ballooning of executive compensation is a failure of corporate governance, evidence of abuse of power, or just a reflection of market forces -- that top CEOs must be paid top dollar, or they’ll take their (presumably irreplaceable) talents to other organizations. But how do companies arrive at these astronomical sums?
Smith Business Close-Up
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
Smart corporations are looking for ways to incorporate sustainable operations and have a positive impact on society while carrying out their operations. This paradigm shift has some corporations re-evaluating how they do business – and is giving a competitive edge to others.
Thursday, September 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 6, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, September 7, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
Business decisions should always include three considerations – legal implications, financial implications, and equally importantly, ethical implications.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Shreevardhan Lele, Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Decision Sciences, discusses why ethical analysis is an important part
Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 24, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
The real estate market has been in a downward spiral for the past year. Have we finally hit bottom?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Clifford Rossi, managing director of the new Center for Financial Policy, shares his insight and prognosis for the real
Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 10, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
Health care reform is a hot issue in Washington and primary to reforms is figuring out how to cut costs. But what is the best way to contain costs and still provide quality care?
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.