Top Pay and Performance

International and Strategic Approach


  • Shaun Tyson, Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Human Resource Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Frank Bournois, Professor of Management, University of Paris (Panthéon-Assas, Paris II) and Director of the Centre Interdisciplinaire De Formational À La Fonction Personnel and at Ecole Supérieur de Commerce, Paris where he is the Cegetel, Professor of Corporate Governance

Top Pay is an extremely topical and contentious area and compensation and benefits is a well-defined area of interest in HR. This book investigates how the field of top pay developed? Why is there so much interest in top pay? Why governments take such an interest? Separation of ownership from control. The issues of Institutional shareholding, globalisation, comparisons between countries,equity theory and government policy are all addressed
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HR Consultants, compensation and benefits experts, share holders groups such as Pensions Investment Research, Consultants, large Trades Unions. Supplementary reading for 3rd year and post graduate, MBA markets in Strategic HR, corporate governance, comparative industrial relations.


Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5919-2

Table of Contents

Introduction. "Fat Cat" Pay; Shareholders' attitude to Director's Pay; Accountability, transparency and performance: Comparing annual report disclosures on CEO Pay accross Europe; Performance Standards for Directors; Developments in Top Level Compensation; Designing Reward Packages; Equity Incentives; Remuneration Committees; Human Resource Strategy and Top Pay.