Contextual determinants of reward systems' success: An exploratory study

Charles H. Fay, Michael A. Thompson

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Data were collected on successful and unsuccessful reward initiatives. The initiatives included new and modified base pay, short- and long-term incentive, benefits, and perquisite/lifestyle rewards Initiative success was measured on seven factors, and ten conditions were measured for initiative success. Follow-up telephone calls to most respondents provided more detail for examples. Analysis suggests that a common set of criteria can be used to judge the success of different kinds of programs. Surprisingly, success in plan design was not a significant explanatory variable in reaching success on any criterion of rewards initiative success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-226
Number of pages14
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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