Management Research Review, Volume (41), No (8), Year (2018-4) , Pages (939-967)

Title : ( The relation between corporate governance mechanisms, executive compensation and audit fees: Evidence from Iran )

Authors: Mahdi Salehi , HosseinTarighi , Samaneh Safdari ,

Access to full-text not allowed by authors

Citation: BibTeX | EndNote


Purpose- This paper aims to investigate the effects of some corporate governance mechanisms and executive compensation on audit fees in an emerging market. Design/methodology/approach- The study population consists of 540 observations and 90 listed companies on the Tehran Stock Exchange during the years 2009-2014. The statistical model used in this study is a multivariate regression model; besides, the statistical technique used to test the hypotheses proposed in this research is panel data. Findings- The changes in the value of a CEO’s own firm stock option portfolio, in thousands of rials (Iran’s currency), for a 0.01 change in stock return volatility and stock price are defined as Vega and Delta, respectively. The results demonstrated that there is a positive association between audit fees and delta, but not Vega; this means that a fee premium is linked to CEO Delta incentives. The findings show that Iranian companies pay more audit fees when they give managers more rewards. In addition, the results show that there is not a significant relationship between fees resulting from audit risk and Delta and Vega incentives of the board. Inconsistent with agency theory, the authors found that the independence of board members did not have any effect on audit fees. As a final point, the outcomes of the paper demonstrate that managers who invest in companies under their own management do not have any impact on the amount of audit fee. To put it another way, there is not any significant connection between the board ownership and audit fees. Practical implications- This is one of the most important studies that simultaneously surveys the impacts of corporate governance mechanisms and executive compensation in the Iranian audit market. The results of this study will reveal more than the role of corporate governance mechanisms for society and users of financial statements because as tools on the CEO actions, they always have to pay attention to the implementation of corporate principles in the economic entity’ operation. Originality/value- The present study has examined the relationship between two cases of corporate governance mechanisms named the board independence and the board ownership with audit fees in a country where, to the authors’ knowledge as in most other developing markets, such a relationship has not been a subject of empirical research. Moreover, the use of a two-dimensional measure of executive compensation, namely, Delta and Vega incentives, primarily considering research undertaken in an emerging market, as a valuable contribution may be observed.


, Corporate finance, Emerging market, Audit fees, Tehran stock exchange, Executive compensation, Corporate governance mechanisms, Delta and Vega incentives
برای دانلود از شناسه و رمز عبور پرتال پویا استفاده کنید.

author = {Salehi, Mahdi and and },
title = {The relation between corporate governance mechanisms, executive compensation and audit fees: Evidence from Iran},
journal = {Management Research Review},
year = {2018},
volume = {41},
number = {8},
month = {April},
issn = {2040-8269},
pages = {939--967},
numpages = {28},
keywords = {Corporate finance; Emerging market; Audit fees; Tehran stock exchange; Executive compensation; Corporate governance mechanisms; Delta and Vega incentives},


%0 Journal Article
%T The relation between corporate governance mechanisms, executive compensation and audit fees: Evidence from Iran
%A Salehi, Mahdi
%J Management Research Review
%@ 2040-8269
%D 2018