Accession Number : ADA132494

Title :   Motivation and Politics in Executive Compensation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV EUGENE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Ungson,Gerardo R ; Steers,Richard M

PDF Url : ADA132494

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : For the past thirty years, economists and management theorists have empirically investigated the compensation of top executives. An issue that has received critical attention is what appears to be a weak link between top executive compensation and executive performance. In contrast to rational models that have characterized most previous studies, this paper develops a political perspective to explain why the linkage between rewards and performance is weak. Implications for research and management practice are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Motivation, *Executive routines, Organizations, Operational effectiveness, Attitudes(Psychology), Compensation, Political science, Interactions, Incentive contracts, Behavior, Econometrics, Social psychology, Group dynamics

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE