Shareholder backlash on executive pay issue looms

Companies like RadioShack and Oracle buck the trend by continuing to offer huge compensation packages for execs

Executive compensation is an enormous topic for board, shareholders and other interested parties. Some companies have decided to structure their executive pay plans around incentives and stock options, while others have taken a long and hard look at whether skyrocketing executive compensation is bad for business.

The overall trend, based on the cries of the loudest stakeholders, is to decrease these compensation packages, bringing the sky-high pay of executives closer to earth. But not all companies have followed this trend, as businesses like RadioShack, Oracle and Nabors have decided to continue to give top executives huge paychecks, according to The Wall Street Journal, going against the clear wishes of shareholders.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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