Corporate Governance Principles of McDonald's Analytical Essay by Georg Binder

Corporate Governance Principles of McDonald's
An analysis of the corporate governance principles of McDonalds.
# 114818 | 1,833 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | AT
Published on Jun 26, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)

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The paper discusses Corporate Governance and states that McDonalds has a well-established and well thought out code. The paper explains that the code is successful due to the fact that executives of McDonald's are paid using an incentive based on a compensation scheme. The paper further states that the basis of McDonalds' entire business is that is ethical, truthful and dependable and that it has a solid, permanent and constructive ethical program. A compensation table of executive officers of 2006 is included with the paper.

Company Profile
Corporate Governance at McDonald's
Board Composition
Executive Compensation
Proxy Results at last shareholder meeting

From the Paper:

""The executive compensation for the executive officers at McDonald's is done by the Compensation Committee which is a standing committee of the Board of Directors. Its task is to determine the compensation of all executive officers as well as the compensation of other employees as the Committee may decide. It consists of at least three members who are appointed by the Board of Directors. Furthermore they should set up a meeting schedule for each year.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lucier, Wheeler and Habbel (2007): "The Era of the Inclusive Leader"
  • Available at: (4th Dec 2007)
  • Rosenstein, Stuart and Jeffrey Wyatt (1990): "Outside directors, board independence and shareholder wealth"; Journal of Financial Economics 26
  • Perry Tod (1999): "Incentive compensation for outside directors and CEO turnover"
  • D.K. Denis (2001): "Twenty-five years of corporate governance research... and counting"; Review of Financial Economics 10

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