Impact of Perk on Corporate Performance: The Mediating Effect of Agency Cost

Research paper by Yulin GE, Jing YE

Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 26 Jun '18Published in: Management Science and Engineering


As an important part of the executive compensation,perks can play a unique role in facilitating corporate performance. The relationship among agency cost, perk and corporate performance is a key issue faced by scholars. This paper selects companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges from 2011 to 2016 as samples, excluding ST, ST * companies and financial insurance companies. We found that executive’s perk has a significant negative correlation with corporate performance. And executive’s perk has a significant positive correlation with agency cost. Through the influence of perk on corporate performance and agency cost, this study found that agency cost has a partial intermediary effect between perk and company performance.