Top Pay and Performance

1st Edition

International and Strategic Approach

Authors: Shaun Tyson Frank Bournois
Paperback ISBN: 9780750659192
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd February 2005
Page Count: 256


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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

Key Features

  • A timely resource packed with information, engaging readers in the major debates on Director level reward
  • Addresses issues such as institutional shareholding, globalization, equity theory and government policy and includes comparisons between countries
  • Provides practitioners and academics with an informed understanding of the latest developments in top pay and performance


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.

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.


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About the Author

Shaun Tyson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Human Resource Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management, UK

Frank Bournois

Affiliations and Expertise

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