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A Career in Executive Compensation

History of Executive Compensation

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New to compensation consulting? Learn the history of this complex area of corporate practice.

1890 – 1910The Emergence of the Corporation

1920 – 1940Depression Era increased awareness of executive compensation

1970sEconomic stagnation

1980 – early 1990sFocus on CEO pay

1995 – 2000Internet bubble

2001 – 2005Corporate Scandals

2008 – presentLegislation and Economic Recession