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Options backdating: a Canadian perspective

Compton, Ryan and Sandler, Daniel and Tedds, Lindsay M. (2010): Options backdating: a Canadian perspective. Published in: Canadian Business Law Journal , Vol. 47, No. 3 (2010): pp. 329-362.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of (1) the basics of employee stock option backdating; (2) why firms and individuals may engage in backdating; (3) the difficulties in examining option backdating in Canada as well as a Canadian case study of option backdating; (4) implications of backdating; and (5) suggestions for curbing the potential to backdate in Canada.

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