Harvard Business Review ”Heresy! Stop Paying CEOs Performance Bonuses”

”For Harvard Business Review to advise companies to stop paying executives based on performance is like your local church telling parishioners to stop dropping money in the collection basket. Yet there it is, in an article published on the magazine’s website Feb. 23: “Performance-based pay can actually have dangerous outcomes for companies that implement it.”

Lest there be any mistake, the article goes on to say, “We argue in favor of abolishing pay-for-performance for top managers altogether. We propose that, instead, most firms should pay their top executives a fixed salary.”

”Asia embraces corporate governance”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to put corporate governance at the heart of his economic reforms.

Nicholas Pratt interviews the OECD’s Fianna Jurdant and charts the development of corporate governance across Asia amid a growing recognition of its importance.

Prof. Kwon’s Research: Replace CEO in US, ROA Improves; Replace in Japan, It Does Not

 By KWON Hyeog Ug, Faculty Fellow
Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University

”Japanese firms invest in research and development (R&D) on a level comparable to that of their U.S. counterparts. They possess a high-quality workforce and receive decent management practice scores for organizational and human resource (HR) management. Yet, they fall significantly behind U.S. firms when it comes to earning power.

How companies succeed through radical engagement | McKinsey & Company

“The authors of Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society explain why organizations must look beyond corporate-social-responsibility initiatives to truly engage with consumers and communities.

Antibusiness sentiment is nothing new. Yet mending the rift between big business and society isn’t merely a worthy goal—it may represent a new frontier of competitive advantage, profitability, and longevity for today’s organizations. In Connect: How companies succeed by engaging radically with society (PublicAffairs, March 2016), L1 Energy chairman and former BP chief executive officer John Browne, McKinsey’s Robin Nuttall, and entrepreneur Tommy Stadlen offer a practical blueprint for reconciling companies and communities.