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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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)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Berger, Johannesjohannes.berger@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-44268
Date: September 2011
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Corporate Development > Professorship for Business Administration and Human Resources Management
Subjects: Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
personnel economics, pay-for-performance, subjective performance evaluations, tournament theory, team incentives, risk aversionEnglish
Date of oral exam: 8 November 2011
NameAcademic Title
Sliwka, DirkProf. Dr.
Irlenbusch, BerndProf. Dr.
Refereed: Yes


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