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Compensation: Theory, Evidence, and Strategic Implications provides a comprehensive, research-based review of both the determinants and effects of compensation. Combining theory and research from a variety of disciplines, authors Barry Gerhart and Sara L. Rynes examine the three major compensation decisions–pay level, pay structure, and pay delivery systems. provides a comprehensive, research-based review of both the determinants and effects of compensation. Combining theory and research from a variety of disciplines, authors Barry Gerhart and Sara L. Rynes examine the three major compensation decisions–pay level, pay structure, and pay delivery systems.Primarily intended for graduate students in human resource management, psychology, and organizational behavior courses, this book is also an invaluable reference for compensation management consultants and organizational development specialists.

Pay Basis: Theories of Motivation and Pay for Performance
Pay basis: Theories of motivation and pay for performance

Probably the one issue that should be considered by all organization theories is the relationship between pay and performance.

—Lawler (1971)

It [is] clear that a variety of psychologically meaningful parameters of pay can be varied by a company without increasing the total salary expense over time, yet the motivational leverage of alternative forms at constant cost has had remarkably little empirical investigation.

—Haire, Ghiselli, and Gordon (1967)

In the previous three chapters, we focused on differences in how much organizations pay (pay level) and differences in relative pay for jobs within the same organization (structure). However, as Haire and his colleagues point out, the same pay level can be achieved or ...

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