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Incentive Pay in the United States: Its Determinants and Its Effects

  • Daniel Parent

The0501n objective of this article is to provide a survey of the empirical work done on the use of incentive pay in the United States focusing on two0501n empirical questions: what are the determinants of their use and what are the effects of pay-per-performance schemes, if any. Theoretical models are also discussed so as to provide a background to the reported evidence. L'objectif poursuivi dans cet article est de faire un survol des travaux empiriques effectués relativement à l'utilisation des méthodes de rémunération incitative aux États-Unis. Deux questions font l'objet d'une attention particulière: quels sont les facteurs expliquant l'utilisation de ces méthodes de rémunération et quels en sont les effets réellement incitatifs. Les principaux modèles théoriques sous-jacents sont également discutés afin de fournir une toile de fond.

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Length: 61 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2001s-04
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