Background Note | HBS Case Collection | May 2002 (Revised October 2002)

Incentive Strategy II: Executive Compensation and Ownership Structure

by Brian J. Hall


This case analyzes incentive strategy from the perspective of a company's board of directors and owners. The focus is the role that executive compensation and ownership structure (the composition of, and financial structure between, a company's owners) play in motivating value-creating behavior.

Keywords: Governing and Advisory Boards; Executive Compensation; Ownership; Behavior; Motivation and Incentives; Perspective; Strategy; Value Creation;


Hall, Brian J. "Incentive Strategy II: Executive Compensation and Ownership Structure." Harvard Business School Background Note 902-134, May 2002. (Revised October 2002.)