My training is in another discipline but my work has brought me to the finance/fin-econ literature.
Recently, I came across a line of work (regarding Executive Compensation) where most of the authors simply stopped working on iterations of their working papers. For instance, a paper that was written in 2016 received almost 50 citations, but for some odd reason the author has moved on and not published the results, even in a lesser journal. This phenomenon was observed not only for a single author, but across several authors.
In my original discipline that I was trained in, we would simply send it off to a lesser journal if the piece were rejected by the top journals. Is there any reason why so many papers are "killed/buried" in Finance and Economics? I find this incredibly puzzling and would appreciate some insight as to why this is so common here.