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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


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


You Get What You Pay For

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses a key issue in the financing of primary care: physician reimbursement. It first considers the widening disparity between the obligations of the primary doctor as communicator ... More


Honours versus Money: The Economics of Awards

Bruno S. Frey and Jana Gallus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198798507
eISBN:
9780191839474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798507.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Honours fulfil one of the most fundamental desires of human beings, to be recognized and held in esteem by others. There are thousands of awards in all areas of society: the state (orders), arts and ... More


Secondary care: hospital financing

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the three most widely used payment systems for hospitals. While concepts differ, payment models in secondary care have parallels to those used in primary care. In retrospective ... More


The Institutional Donor Perspective

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the perspective of institutional donors like foundations and government in right-fit monitoring and evaluation. Institutional donors may have different data needs than the ... More


The Diffusion of Pay-for-Performance Institutions

Scott Wilson

in Remade in China: Foreign Investors and Institutional Change in China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195388312
eISBN:
9780199852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter addresses the dynamic interaction between micro-level institutional change and macro-level reforms of labor institutions, emphasizing on the compensation institutions. It moves beyond ... More


Physician Pay for Performance: Alternative Perspectives

Brian R. Golden and Frank A. Sloan

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the issue of paying more to physicians who perform better on some predetermined criteria. The debate is not about paying more for better service, but about whether the quality ... More


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