Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2003-06-13 Number: 03-048/3 Author-Name: Marco van Herpen Author-Email: email@example.com Author-Workplace-Name: University of Groningen, and The Boston Consulting Group Author-Name: C. Mirjam van Praag Author-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam Author-Name: Kees Cools Author-Email: email@example.com Author-Workplace-Name: University of Groningen, and The Boston Consulting Group Title: The Effects of Performance Measurement and Compensation on Motivation Abstract: This paper analyzes empirically the relationship between pay and performance. Economic and psychological theories predict that the design and implementation of a performance measurement and compensation system affect the motivation of employees. Our survey results demonstrate a positive relationship between the perceived characteristics of the complete compensation system and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is not affected by the design of monetary compensation, but by promotion opportunities. The compensation system also significantly affects work satisfaction and turnover intent. Our results have both managerial as well as policy implications.
This discussion paper has resulted in a publication in De Economist, 2005, 153(3), 303-29. Classification-JEL: J41; J33. Keywords: Performance measurement; Compensation; Promotions; Intrinsic Motivation; Extrinsic Motivation. File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/03048.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 147694 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20030048