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How to pay top executives if you want them to be innovative

Pay dispersion perceived as linked to an executive's individual performance (as in variable pay) is considered legitimate, and may promote knowledge-sharing and cooperation among top executives. On the contrary, when pay ...

Talking like a CEO can earn CFOs higher pay

Here's a lesson for chief financial officers: If you talk like your boss talks, the authors of a new study have found you'll probably make more money.

Yahoo, Softbank back Alibaba in HK IPO battle (Update)

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's biggest shareholders, Yahoo and Japan's Softbank Corp., on Friday backed the company's unusual management structure that Hong Kong's stock exchange was unwilling to accommodate, forcing ...

Magnetic CEO, Alibaba jackpot rejuvenate Yahoo

Not much had been going right for Yahoo until it lured Marissa Mayer away from Google to become its CEO last summer. The move is shaping up as the best thing to happen to Yahoo since 2005 when it invested $1 billion in what ...

US seizure of journalist records called 'chilling'

The US government's secret seizure of Associated Press phone records had a "chilling effect" on newsgathering by the agency and other news organizations, AP's top executive said Wednesday.

Apple fights manipulation claims on e-book prices

Apple Inc. defended itself Tuesday against claims that the computer giant manipulated electronic book prices and stifled competition when it opened an online bookstore three years ago.

Google pays CEO a buck, four other execs get $124M

Google CEO Larry Page and his longtime partner Sergey Brin limited their salaries to $1 apiece last year, while four other top executives received combined compensation packages totaling more than $124 million.

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