Together with Einar Lie, I have just got a paper accepted for the EUPRERA Congress 2015 to be held in Oslo. We want to build on our paper for the Barcelona PR meeting and conduct a historically informed rhetorical analysis of the debate over management compensation. How are management compensation communicated? What arguments are used? How do corporations anticipate and counter criticism? The paper takes a rhetorical approach to these public relations challenges, focusing on the case of Norway and a particular debate that resulted in the introduction of new legislature regarding executive compensation in state-owned enterprises.