The Effect of Long‐Term Performance Plans on Corporate Sell‐Off‐Induced Abnormal Returns

  • Author(s): HASSAN TEHRANIAN, NICKOLAOS G. TRAVLOS, JAMES F. WAEGELEIN
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Pages: 933-942
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1987.tb03920.x

ABSTRACT

This study examines the association between long‐term performance plans and wealth effects accruing to stockholders of divesting firms at announcements of sell‐off proposals. The results indicate that divesting companies with long‐term performance plans experience a more favorable stock market reaction at the announcement of sell‐off proposals relative to firms without long‐term performance plans. The findings imply that long‐term performance plans serve as an effective mechanism to motivate managers to make better decisions.

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