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Antitakeover provisions and CEO monetary benefits : revisiting the E-index.

Al Dah, B. and Michael, A. and Dixon, R. (2017) 'Antitakeover provisions and CEO monetary benefits : revisiting the E-index.', Research in international business and finance., 42 . pp. 992-1004.


We analyze and group antitakeover provisions as they relate to CEO’s monetary benefits. We specifically focus on the determinants of the six E-index provisions that were proposed by Bebchuk et al. (2009) to conversely affect firm value. The six provisions are split into two indices: those that provide managers with a monetary benefit if a takeover was successful (MB provisions) and those that do not (TP provisions). Results indicate that CEOs with a role duality use their power to influence the adoption of MB provisions and resist the adoption of TP provisions. Moreover, in the presence of CEO duality, the relationship between MB provisions and firm value worsens. On the other hand, the relationship between TP provisions and firm value is unaffected by the presence of CEO duality. This suggests that CEOs having a role duality do not feel the need to work in the shareholders’ best interest when entrenched with MB provisions. Our findings suggest that studying all the provisions of the E-index as a whole can be misleading in some cases.

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Date accepted:03 July 2017
Date deposited:21 July 2017
Date of first online publication:14 July 2017
Date first made open access:14 January 2019

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