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Compensation, Performance and Selection - Empirical Studies on the Effectiveness of Incentive Schemes in Firms

Berger, Johannes (2011) Compensation, Performance and Selection - Empirical Studies on the Effectiveness of Incentive Schemes in Firms. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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    Abstract

    This thesis empirically investigates the effectiveness of incentives systems in firms and organizations. We are interested in how employees respond to different forms of monetary incentives. By the means of laboratory experiments and field data we analyze bonus systems based on subjective performance appraisals, tournament incentives and pay-for-performance incentive schemes. We study individual performance, cooperation, absenteeism and self-selection as potential employee responses evoked by these incentives systems. The interaction between individual preferences and compensation schemes is a second focus of this thesis.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Berger, Johannesjohannes.berger@uni-koeln.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-44268
    Subjects: Economics
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    personnel economics, pay-for-performance, subjective performance evaluations, tournament theory, team incentives, risk aversionEnglish
    Faculty: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
    Divisions: Wirtschafts- u. Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät > Seminar für Allg. BWL und Personalwirtschaftslehre
    Language: English
    Date: September 2011
    Date Type: Publication
    Date of oral exam: 08 November 2011
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:27:22
    Referee
    NameAcademic Title
    Sliwka, DirkProf. Dr.
    Irlenbusch, BerndProf. Dr.
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/4426

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