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Conduct a literature review which you critically analyze and synthesize six articles (three quantitative and three qualitative) connected to a definite business problem. For each article, complete the following:
• Critical Analysis
o Identify the problem.
o Describe the major finding(s).
o Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
• Synthesis
o Describe the placement of the research problem/phenomenon area.
o Explain the relationship of the study to existing literature.

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Quantitative Research:
Article 1
Maas, Karen, and Sanne Rosendaal. "Sustainability targets in executive remuneration: targets, time frame, country and sector specification." Business Strategy and the Environment (2015).
• Critical Analysis
o Identify the problem.
CEO remuneration still does not include sustainability targets.
o Describe the major finding(s).
33% of the firms surveyed used sustainability targets in remuneration. These are short term targets and use social issues.
o Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
The strengths are that a sample of 490 firms is used from 11 countries. The weakness is that only listed firms are studied. Private firms are not included.
Article 2
Geiler, Philipp, and Luc Renneboog. "Executive remuneration and the payout decision." Corporate Governance: An International Review 24.1 (2016): 42-63.
• Critical Analysis
o Identify the problem.
Are corporate payout policies set by CEOs who intend to maximize their personal wealth?
o Describe the major finding(s).
The major finding is that CEOs adopt a payout policy that increases the value of their equity based pay.
o Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
The strengths of the study are that it studies investor sentiment, taxation, major shareholder ownership, and CEO compensation package.
The weakness of the study is ...

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This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of a literature review of six articles on a business problem. The response also contains the sources used.

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