This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

A Century of Compensation Research

A century of compensation research

H. L. Mencken famously quipped that the happy man makes $100 more than his wife's sister's husband. There is a great deal of insight in Mencken's quip about the challenges and complexities of understanding employee compensation. He points out, for example, that compensation has influences beyond its economic utility and also that pay can influence our happiness. For over 100 years scholars have been seeking a better understanding of how and why pay systems work. At first blush it seems clear that compensation matters in work organizations, after all, how many of us work for free? Indeed, both researchers and practitioners have asserted that compensation is a fundamental part, perhaps the fundamental part, of the value ...

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