The main intention of this paper is to examine the impact on firm’s performance once the directors are granted with the share options and share award. This study also intends to briefly identify the Shariah compliance impact towards the performance of firms that have granted the share options and share award. Earnings per share (EPS), Operating Cash Flow over Total Assets (OCFTA) and Tobin’s q used to examine seven hypotheses in this paper. The results exhibit share award presented better results in EPS and OCFTA. On the other hand the share options and the share award revealed significant relationship with Tobin’s q when Shariah compliance was included in the regression analysis model.
This study contributes in the existing literature on the share-based compensation as an important component in the directors’ compensation package and how it can boost the performance of the firms. Besides, this study contributes in the existing Islamic perspective literature by taking into consideration the implication of Shariah-compliance status.
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