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The Paradox of Performance-Related Pay Systems: Why Do we Keep Adopting Them in the Face of Evidence that they Fail to Motivate?

David Marsden

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter analyses the case of pay for performance in the British Civil Service since the 1980s, which progressively moved from a 19th-century classified pay system (in which pay rises came either ... More


Pay and Performance

Phil Almond, Michael Muller-Camen, David G. Collings, and Javier Quintanilla

in American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter analyses the management of pay and performance in the case study companies, against the background of the embedded systems of the USA and the host countries. Both wage classifications ... More


American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Phil Almond and Anthony Ferner (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book addresses some of the major contemporary issues in comparative business and employment relations. At its core are the findings of a four-year international exploration of the management of ... More


Employment Adjustment and Distributional Conflict in Japanese Firms 1

Gregory Jackson

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines employment practices and adjustment drawing on both survey data and case study materials. While over 80% of Japanese listed firms maintain a commitment to lifetime employment, ... More


Corporate Governance for Crooks? The Case for Corporate Virtue

Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter highlights some important unintentional adverse consequences of mechanisms that are commonly recommended for improving CG. It argues that the circle of reinforcement of monitoring, ... More


Defragmenting Health Care Delivery Through Quality Reporting

Kristin Madison

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

One of the many factors that contribute to fragmentation in the delivery of health care services is the law. While laws hindering efforts to coordinate care take multiple forms, many share an aim of ... More


Incentive Compensation: What You Measure and Reward Is What Gets Done

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a fundamental component of every firm's internal control system, its compensation program. The basic paradigm espoused by the proponents of VBM is that what a firm measures and ... More


Changes to the Employment and Treatment of Regular Employees

Marcus Rebick

in The Japanese Employment System: Adapting to a New Economic Environment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199247240
eISBN:
9780191602566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247242.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Examines changes that have been taking place in the treatment of regular full-time workers in Japan. Among the developments examined are the introduction of performance-related pay, flattening of the ... More


Corporate Finance and Human Resource Management in Japan 1

Masahiro Abe and Takeo Hoshi

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Corporate governance can be defined as a system that constitutes an institution that constrains relations between corporate managers and various stakeholders, including shareholders, creditors, ... More


Introduction

Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Claudio Lucifora, Michele Pellizzari, and Virginie Pérotin

in Executive Remuneration and Employee Performance-Related Pay: A Transatlantic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669806
eISBN:
9780191749407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669806.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter introduces the main issues raised by the second section of the book. First, the authors argue that, in recent years, a growing proportion of firms introduced incentive pay schemes. ... More


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