A Stanford scholar presents the first experimental evidence that employers get what they pay for.
Scholars explain why a culture of caring and compassion must be cultivated.
Research shows that some popular conceptions about the sources of U.S. wealth may be incorrect.
A new paper says shareholder voting on executive pay doesn't improve compensation practices.
Why bankers like leverage—and what that could mean for the global financial system.
Eliminating sales quotas boosts company profits says Professor Harikesh Nair. In one case, the new sales compensation plan without quotas resulted in a 9% improvement in overall revenues, which translates to about $1 million of incremental revenues per month.
Corporate governance experts from Stanford Graduate School of Business say criticism of CEO pay might be off the mark.
Observers of Silicon Valley have always assumed that the most successful companies get their competitive edge by paying their star employees more than the competition to fuel innovation. Now research, co-authored by Professor Kathryn Shaw, and using the academic field of insider econometrics, has been able to prove that this assumption is indeed true.
In some manufacturing environments, having workers engage in just-in-time production—maintaining production quotas without any inventory stockpiling or project overhang to the next day—can actually cause motivational problems and increase costs. The answer is to make sure employees' pay is tied to their actual productivity—and that means allowing for bad days and, consequently, some inventory...