Students on the CU campus are assigned into groups with students from TARUC Malaysia to undertake a study into the relationship between executive compensation and firm performance in public listed companies. The study will focus on the Malaysian and UK markets with the final target being a comparison between the two markets.
Corporate governance is one of the key aspects to consider when working with or within multinational corporations. This project gives the students the opportunity to work with international partners on a related research project, enhancing their necessary skills (e.g. numerical, analytical, teamwork, leadership, culture awareness etc.) for being a better global candidate in the world of global finance.
Development of professional and academic skills (e.g. communication, teamwork, research, presentation etc.) relevant for communicating industry knowledge with international partners and working together online towards a multi-country research project.
Understand the corporate governance context in UK and Malaysia especially around the legislation codes available in both countries, particularly in relation to the executive remuneration packages.
Analyse CEO remuneration and firm performance data collected from public sources (e.g. corporate annual reports, stock market reports, FAME, Bloomberg, DataStream etc.) and critically discuss the found relationship between the two.
Organize and discuss the findings in a report format.
A 1,500 words group report on the relationship between executive compensation and firm performance of Malaysian and UK public listed companies.
A ppt presentation summarizing the findings discussed in the report document
An individual reflective text on the project experience (recommended 500 words).
Pamela Vanetha Sivam is the project lead at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Kuala Lumpur Campus, Malaysia.