Pay Harmony? Social Comparison and Performance Compensation in Multibusiness Firms
Organization Science, Volume 28, Issue 1, 2017, Pages 39-55.
Our study presents evidence that social comparison influences both the level of pay and the degree of performance sensitivity within firms. We report pay patterns among division managers of large, multibusiness firms over a 14-year period. These patterns are consistent with employees comparing pay against both their peers (horizontal comp...More
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