SAS Institute (A): A Different Approach to Incentives and People Management Practices in the Software Industry

SAS Institute (A): A Different Approach to Incentives and People Management Practices in the Software Industry

By
Jeffrey Pfeffer
1998|Case No.HR6A| Length 17 pgs.

The SAS Institute is a large, growing software company headquartered in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. Founded more than 25 years ago, it has evolved a unique approach, given its industry, to developing and retaining talent including using no stock options or phantom stock and not paying its salespeople on commission. The CEO and Vice President of Human Resources must decide how well their current management practices will continue to serve them as the company gains greater visibility and faces an increasingly competitive labor market.

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