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  • A Forum on Ratcheting and Incentives.
    Evans III, John Harry // Accounting Review; Jul2014, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p1195 

    The article presents an introduction to a forum contained within the issue on approaches to target setting, particularly target ratcheting, and incentives in business.

  • The Impact of Incentives on Response Rates to Personal Interview Surveys: Role and Perceptions of Interviewers.
    Lynn, Peter // International Journal of Public Opinion Research; Autumn2001, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p326 

    Discusses a study on the impact of incentives on response rates to personal interview surveys. Role and perceptions of interviewers; Details on the experiment. The study's methods, results, and discussion are presented. The author examines other topics which further research could usefully...

  • Incentives, Teachers, And Gender At Work.
    Robert, Sarah A. // Education Policy Analysis Archives; 4/1/2013, Vol. 21 Issue 31, Special section p1 

    Incentive pay programs have become panacea for a multitude of educational challenges. When aimed at teachers the assumption is that rewards entice them to work in particular ways or particular schools. However, the assumption is based on an economic formula that does not take into consideration...

  • Poor reward strategies are costly for business.
    Robert, Sarah A. // Personnel Today; 4/22/2008, p4 

    The article reports that according to the annual Employee Rewards Watch study of 755 employers, less than one-third of the companies in Great Britain have a formal employee reward strategy. The study was conducted by the firm Thomsons Online Benefits. Mobile phone operator O2 is set to launch a...

  • Small Rewards Make a Big Impact.
    Robert, Sarah A. // HR Professional; Oct2012, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p14 

    The article focuses on an incentives study which revealed that although most employees do not expect holiday gifts from their employers in 2012, 61% of employees said even a 25 dollars prepaid card would suffice, and that employers who reward staff during the holiday season will foster loyalty...

  • Q&A.
    Robert, Sarah A. // Credit Union Magazine; Feb2014, Vol. 80 Issue 2, p33 

    The article presents questions and answers related to compliance training including whether equal credit opportunity referred as Regulation B requires loan approvals to be in writing, and whether the credit unions are permitted to offer a reduced annual percentage rate (APR) or other incentive.

  • LABOUR INCENTIVE SCHEMES IN SSI SECTOR: A CASE STUDY.
    PATIL, BASAVARAJ B. // Golden Research Thoughts; Jan2013, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p1 

    Incentive schemes act as external stimuli. They induce workers to excel and earn more than the normal wages. Therefore, well-drafted incentive schemes bring gains to all, i.e., both to the employers and employees. These schemes have universal application, in the sense that they can be applied in...

  • The Hidden Perils of Career Concerns in R&D Organizations.
    Siemsen, Enno // Management Science; May2008, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p863 

    This research examines how certain economic incentives can lead agents to prefer difficult solutions to their organizational tasks that reduce their likelihood of obtaining a successful task outcome. Drawing on the career concerns literature, I model a decision context in which agents have the...

  • Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment.
    Kruk, Margaret E.; Johnson, Jennifer C.; Gyakobo, Mawuli; Agyei-Baffour, Peter; Asabir, Kwesi; Kotha, S. Rani; Kwansah, Janet; Nakua, Emmanuel; Snow, Rachel C.; Dzodzomenyo, Mawuli // Bulletin of the World Health Organization; May2010, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p333 

    Objective To determine how specific job attributes influenced fourth year medical students' stated preference for hypothetical rural job postings in Ghana. Methods Based on discussions with medical student focus groups and physicians in practice and in the Ministry of Health, we created a...

  • Innovationsorientierte Mitarbeiterpartizipation in KMU-Netzwerken: Einflussvariablen und Gestaltungsm�glichkeiten.
    Jung, R�diger H.; Reifferscheid, Georg // Arbeit; 2012, Issue 2-3, p218 

    Participation of employees can be seen as a key factor for the innovation capacity of small and medium-sized companies (SME). In order to utilize the available extended innovation potential (heterogeneity of knowledge, experiences and competencies), affirmative incentives are essential. This...

  • A Decision-Aid Framework to Provide Guidance for the Enhanced Use of Best Available Techniques in Industry.
    Georgopoulou, E.; Mirasgedis, S.; Sarafidis, Y.; Hontou, V.; Gakis, N.; Lalas, D.; Loukatos, A.; Gargoulas, N.; Mentzis, A.; Economidis, D.; Triantafilopoulos, T.; Korizi, K.; Mavrotas, G. // Environmental Management; Sep2007, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p413 

    Best Available Techniques (BATs) contribute significantly to the reduction of industrial environmental burdens with respect to air pollution, wastewater, and solid wastes. In Europe, the application of BATs is prescribed by Directive 96/61/EC, which, however, leaves the selection of specific...

  • THE HIDDEN COSTS OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORK PRACTICES: EVIDENCE FROM A LARGE GERMAN STEEL COMPANY.
    FRICK, BERND J.; GOETZEN, UTE; SIMMONS, ROBERT // Industrial & Labor Relations Review; Jan2013, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p198 

    The authors use monthly data from 25 production units in a German steel plant over the period 1992 to 2001 to test for impacts of teamwork and performance-related pay on productivity, accidents, and absence rates. They find that teamwork and performance pay provide incentives to workers to...

  • Exchange Rules and the Incentive Compatibility of Choice Experiments.
    Taylor, Laura O.; Morrison, Mark D.; Boyle, Kevin J. // Environmental & Resource Economics; Oct2010, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p197 

    The incentive properties of stated-preference surveys continue to be a central debate in the valuation of public goods. The majority of empirical studies have focused on incentive properties of contingent valuation questions in relation to situations where answers have monetary consequences....

  • Intersection of Upper Echelons and Corporate Governance: Ramifications for Market Response to Acquisition Announcements.
    Wright, Peter; Kroll, Mark J.; Walters, Bruce A.; Rong Ma // Journal of Managerial Issues; Winter2012, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p433 

    Based on the intersection of upper echelons and governance literatures, this study enriches the research community's understanding of the influence of mental constructs, the propensities of powerful corporate actors, and incentives on market response to acquisition announcements. Results...

  • Employee incentive plans pay off.
    Wright, Peter; Kroll, Mark J.; Walters, Bruce A.; Rong Ma // MGMA Connexion; Aug2010, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p29 

    The article offers information on the Employee Incentive Plans "Information Exchange" survey. It says that the survey provides a summary of how 50 Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) member practices use incentive plans for employees, except administrators and physicians. It says that...

  • INNOVATION PURCHASE DECISION FORCES: FROM MICRO TO MACRO AND BACK AGAIN.
    Nicholas, Karen // Entrepreneurial Executive; 2013, Vol. 18, p45 

    This research examines an emerging software company and attempts to provide explanations for its lack of sales which has led to its lack of growth. Based on interviews with prospective purchasers who did not purchase the software and the small number of customers that did say yes, the product...

  • EVIDENCE ON INCENTIVE EFFECTS OF SUBJECTIVE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS.
    ENGELLANDT, AXEL; RIPHAHN, REGINA T. // Industrial & Labor Relations Review; Jan2011, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p241 

    The authors investigate the effect of managerial performance evaluation styles on employee work effort. Using panel data on 4,080 employees in a Swiss unit of an international company for the period 1999-2002, they test two hypotheses using paid and unpaid overtime work as effort indicators. The...

  • Incentive Winners: CSR Doesn't Matter, the Destination Does.
    Hall, Alison // Association Meetings Exclusive Insight; 3/23/2012, p1 

    The article discusses a study conducted by the Site International Foundation and the Incentive Travel Council of the Incentive Marketing Association. It was found that nearly 9 in 10 incentive attendees indicated that earning a travel award made them feel appreciated. Seventy-three percent...

  • A STUDY ON THE INCENTIVES IN OLD-AGE BENEFITS OF TAIWAN'S LABOR INSURANCE SYSTEM.
    Lo, Joan C. // Taiwan Economic Forecast & Policy; 2013, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p1 

    Using Taiwan's Labor Insurance dataset and the difference-in-differences model, this study investigates the possible incentives of utilizing the average insured monthly earnings for the period beginning 3 years prior to retirement as the basis for old-age benefit calculations. In the study,...

  • Matching with Couples: Stability and Incentives in Large Markets*.
    Kojima, Fuhito; Pathak, Parag A.; Roth, Alvin E. // Quarterly Journal of Economics; Nov2013, Vol. 128 Issue 4, p1585 

    Accommodating couples has been a long-standing issue in the design of centralized labor market clearinghouses for doctors and psychologists, because couples view pairs of jobs as complements. A stable matching may not exist when couples are present. This article’s main result is that a...

  • Incentive Compensation for Risk Managers when Effort is Unobservable.
    Kupiec, Paul H. // AEI Paper & Studies; 2013, preceding p1 

    In a stylized model of a financial intermediary, risk managers can expend effort to reduce loan probability of default (PD) and loss given default (LGD), but effort is costly and unobservable. Incentive compensation (IC) can induce manager effort, but underwriting and loss mitigation managers...

  • Value of financial incentives questioned.
    Kupiec, Paul H. // New Zealand Doctor; 6/3/2009, p16 

    The article discusses a research which questions the value of general practitioner pay incentives for improving patient care in Great Britain, which appeared in a 2009 issue of the "British Medical Journal." According to the research, there were improvements in all of the diabetes targets but...

  • CHANGES IN INDIA'S ORGANISED MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT DURING THE PRE- AND POST-LIBERALISED PERIODS: A DECOMPOSITION ANALYSIS.
    Panda, Hrushikesh; Jaiwan Ryou // Indian Journal of Labour Economics; Jan-Mar2007, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p111 

    During the period from 1980-81 to 1997-98, an increase in employment in organised manufacturing industries came as a result of growth of real gross value added. The employment intensity of real gross value added declined over time and thus contributed negatively to the growth of employment. The...

  • Try these motivators to increase cash collections.
    Panda, Hrushikesh; Jaiwan Ryou // Hospital Access Management; Jun2009, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p69 

    The article presents ideas for employee incentives to help meet or exceed cash collection targets at patient access departments. It emphasizes the importance of celebrating employee achievements through pay bonuses, pizza parties, and other gifts. The importance of educating employees as to the...

  • 'Mini' Blockbuster Status of Orphan Drugs Spurs Debate.
    Serebrov, Mari // BioWorld Insight; 4/16/2012, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p1 

    The article presents information on increase in demand of the orphan drugs over the mega blockbuster drugs. It looks at the cost reduction in research and development of drug manufacturing by the incentives provided by the government for development of the orphan drugs. It further mentions the...

  • Incentive Structure and Work Attitude among Junior Staff in Cross River State Civil Service.
    Ikeji, Chibueze C.; Utulu, Paul; Ebong, Edem; Ekpenyong, Dominic C. // Research on Humanities & Social Sciences; 2012, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p64 

    This study investigates whether incentive structure plays a significant role in the work attitude of junior civil servants in Nigeria. Five different incentive items were tested by data collected. These include monetary, job security, promotion, good work environment, and social/official...

  • STANDARD INTERFACE IN MODULAR PRODUCTS: THE CASE OF DUOPOLY WITH A QUALITY LEADER.
    Sheikh, Farooq // Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology; Spring2014, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p20 

    This article is a study of firms' incentives for proprietary or common interface in a vertically differentiated duopoly. We assume a heterogeneous population of buyers; sellers are heterogeneous in quality of the modules. Using a simple one-period model of complete information in simultaneous...

  • MIHÁLYI PÉTER: Árak és volumenek a posztszocialista egészségügyben.
    Péter, Mihályi // Kozgazdasagi Szemle / Economic Review; Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 56, p585 

    The study uses recent World Bank and OECD data to examine why relative price and wage levels in the health sectors of post-socialist countries are so low compared with the mean price level of GDP. Initially the answer seems to be that the relatively low price level is a positive legacy of the...

  • Empirical Research into the Implementation of Rewards Systems in Companies Located in the Czech Republic.
    Petera, Petr; Wagner, Jaroslav; Menšik, Michal // GSTF Business Review; Mar2014, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p25 

    In this paper we pick up the threads of our previous research on rewards systems and present updated results accordingly. Our new empirical research was conducted among for-profit organizations domiciled in the Czech Republic and with more than 250 full-time employees. We focused our attention...

  • Bonuses bounce back, with push from the top.
    Petera, Petr; Wagner, Jaroslav; Menšik, Michal // HR Specialist: Compensation & Benefits; Oct2010, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p1 

    The article reports on the reemergence of bonuses in companies as indicated in the research conducted by Hay Group Inc. in the U.S. The research shows that 39% of companies are planning to increase the proportion of variable pay, while 47% plans to increase the performance thresholds. Thomas...

  • Impact and Costs of Incentives to Reduce Attrition in Online Trials: Two Randomized Controlled Trials.
    Khadjesari, Zarnie; Murray, Elizabeth; Kalaitzaki, Eleftheria; White, Ian R.; McCambridge, Jim; Thompson, Simon G.; Wallace, Paul; Godfrey, Christine // Journal of Medical Internet Research; Jan-Mar2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p9 

    Background: Attrition from follow-up is a major methodological challenge in randomized trials. Incentives are known to improve response rates in cross-sectional postal and online surveys, yet few studies have investigated whether they can reduce attrition from follow-up in online trials, ...

  • Targeted Business Incentives and Local Labor Markets.
    Freedman, Matthew // Journal of Human Resources; Spring2013, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p311 

    This paper uses a regression discontinuity design to examine the effects of geographically targeted business incentives on local labor markets. Unlike elsewhere in the United States, enterprise zone (EZ) designations in Texas are determined in part by a cutoff rule based on census block group...

  • Turning Up the Volume: An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Mutual Monitoring in Tournaments.
    Hannan, R. Lynn; Towry, Kristy L.; Zhang, Yue (May) // Contemporary Accounting Research; Winter2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p1401 

    This study investigates experimentally how mutual monitoring affects effort when employees are compensated via rank-order tournaments. Theory and anecdotal evidence suggest that mutual monitoring may either decrease effort by facilitating collusion or increase effort by stimulating competition....

  • Voluntary Reporting Incentives and Reporting Quality: Evidence from A Reporting Regime Change for Private Firms in Taiwan.
    Chi, Wuchun; Dhaliwal, Dan; Li, Oliver Zhen; Lin, Tzong-Huei // Contemporary Accounting Research; Winter2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p1462 

    This paper examines the effect of voluntary financial reporting on firms' reporting quality using a reporting regime change in Taiwan. Before 2001, Taiwan's Company Act imposed a mandatory public reporting requirement of filing audited financial statements on private firms with contributed...

  • Research on the Quality of Rewards Systems in Czech Companies.
    Petera, Petr; Wagner, Jaroslav; Mensik, Michal // GSTF Business Review; Mar2013, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p198 

    In this paper we outline our research and present final results of our empirical investigation (survey), which was conducted among the biggest Czech companies and aimed at the quality (maturity) of their performance measurement and management system (PMMS) in connection with rewards system (RS)....

  • Supply chain alignment: A Thematic Bibliography.
    Ogulin, Robert // Journal of New Business Ideas & Trends; 2014, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p63 

    Purpose - This paper provides a thematic-bibliography of selected published journal articles pertaining to the concept of Supply Chain Alignment (SCA). Design/methodology/approach - A thematic-bibliography was used with searches conducted on the EBSCO Host, ProQuest, and Google Scholar databases...

  • Competencies for young European higher education graduates: labor market mismatches and their payoffs.
    García-Aracil, Adela; Velden, Rolf // Higher Education; Feb2008, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p219 

    Labor market rewards based on competencies are analyzed using a sample of young European higher education (HE) graduates. Estimates of monetary rewards are obtained from conventional earnings regressions, while estimates total rewards are based on job satisfaction and derived through ordered...

  • Optimal Incentive Contracts and Information Cascades.
    Kumar, Praveen; Langberg, Nisan // Review of Corporate Finance Studies; Sep2014, Vol. 3 Issue 1/2, p123 

    We examine information aggregation regarding industry capital productivity from privately informed managers in a dynamic model with optimal incentive contracts. Information cascades always occur if managers enjoy limited liability: when beliefs regarding productivity become endogenously extreme...

  • Relational Incentives and Moral Hazard in Teams.
    RAYO, LUIS // Review of Economic Studies; Jul2007, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p937 

    This paper studies moral hazard in teams using a model where efforts are promoted via the combination of profit shares and relational contracts. The focus is on how these two forms of incentives interact. According to the degree of effort observability and the importance of future interaction,...

  • COMMUNICATION MEDIA REPERTOIRES: DEALING WITH THE MULTIPLICITY OF MEDIA CHOICES.
    Watson-Manheim, Mary Beth; B�langer, France // MIS Quarterly; Jun2007, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p267 

    In today's organizations, employees have an ever-increasing variety of communication media to use in the performance of work activities. In this study, we seek to expand our understanding of media usage in organizations where there is a multiplicity of communication media available to...

  • Should Mainland Chinese be rewarded the way Americans are?
    Cheng, Cliff // Academy of Management Executive; Feb96, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p84 

    The article reports on research conducted by Chao C. Chen of Rutgers University, which compared the preferences of Mainland Chinese and American employees concerning incentive rewards. Cultural stereotypes of the collectivist Chinese and individualistic Americans did not prove to be accurate....

  • Policy interventions that attract nurses to rural areas: a multicountry discrete choice experiment.
    Blaauw, D.; Erasmus, E.; Pagaiya, N.; Tangcharoensathein, V.; Mullei, K.; Mudhune, S.; Goodman, C.; English, M.; Lagarde, M. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization; May2010, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p350 

    Objective To evaluate the relative effectiveness of different policies in attracting nurses to rural areas in Kenya, South Africa and Thailand using data from a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Methods A labelled DCE was designed to model the relative effectiveness of both financial and...

  • Tractability in Incentive Contracting.
    Edmans, Alex; Gabaix, Xavier // Review of Financial Studies; Sep2011, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p2865 

    This article develops a framework that delivers tractable (i.e., closed-form) optimal contracts, with few restrictions on the utility function, cost of effort, or noise distribution. By modeling the noise before the action in each period, we force the contract to provide correct incentives...

  • When pay for performance works too well: The negative impact of pay dispersion.
    Gardner, Tim // Academy of Management Executive; Nov99, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p101 

    The article presents information on the negative impact of the pay for performance method of rewarding employees. Research suggesting that compensation systems designed to encouraged and reward desired performance may negatively affect organizational and individual performance. The researcher's...

  • A Comparative Analysis of Employee Incentives in the Healthcare Industry.
    McKinnies, Richard C.; Collins, Sandra K.; Collins, Kevin S.; Matthews, Eric // Radiology Management; Jul/Aug2013 Supplement, p40 

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. * This study is a reanalysis of employer incentives for healthcare managers. * In 2007, a survey was administered to determine the top incentives used in healthcare as well as which individuals are receiving the most creative incentive packages; technical, managerial, or...

  • The Greatest Motivation: Assurance of Practicing the Profession with Dignity. Motivational State of Physicians in Turkey.
    Tanik, Feride Aksu; Bilaloğlu, Eriş; Özçelik, Ziynet; Okman, Uğur // World Medical Journal; Jun2013, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p104 

    This article will try to illustrate the motivational state of physicians in Turkey based on the well known Guidelines "Incentives for Health Professionals". The main data sources are three separate web based researches carried out by the Turkish Medical Association. The fixed income of...

  • TOWARDS A NEW THEORY IN SCHOOL MANAGEMENT: THE THEORY OF POSITIVE CONTAINMENT.
    ALMUSAILEEM, MUHAMMAD Y. // Education; Spring2012, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p576 

    This study argues for a new theory in school management based on the notion of positive containment which benefited from the integration of the main two patterns of leadership, i.e., the democratic and the authoritarian. In this theory, the school principal has to deal with one external and five...

  • Reward-or-Penalty Inter-temporal Pricing of a Decentralized Channel Supply Chain under Asymmetric Information Condition.
    Weiping Liu; Zhao, Lindu // Annual International Conference on Accounting & Finance; 2013, p1 

    In a decentralized channel supply chain, manufacturer often wants retailer to exert more sales efforts to increase the sale quantity. However, sales efforts are usually private information. Therefore, asymmetric information regularly exists between manufacturers and retailers. To improve the...

  • Are Relative Performance Measures in CEO Incentive Contracts Used for Risk Reduction and/or for Strategic Interaction?
    Vrettos, Dimitris // Accounting Review; Nov2013, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p2179 

    This study offers evidence that the use of RPE (Relative Performance Evaluation) in CEO incentive contracting depends on the type of strategic competition between a firm and its peers. Specifically, CEO pay is negatively (positively) associated with peer-group performance when firms compete as...

  • The Contribution of Intangibles to the Value Creation.
    BENTANFOUS, Maha // Journal of Business Studies Quarterly; Sep2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p43 

    This research aims to demonstrate that the combination of intangible assets leads to more value creation than the partial contribution of each of them. Our study observed a sample of 252 non-financial French companies listed on the Paris Stock Exchange over the period 1999-2007. This sample is...

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