Although performance pay is used in many industrialized nations, the structure and success of this pay system vary widely depending on the institutions, regulatory framework, and legal settings of each country. This book makes the details and effects of these local variations clear for the first time. World-renowned experts on the programs in their respective countries provide in-depth analyses of performance pay in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, and Brazil. They draw out common themes across the countries, as well as country-specific determinants of the use of performance pay and its level of success.
1. Paying for Performance: Setting the Stage, Michelle Brown and John S. Heywood 2. Performance Pay in the United States: Its Determinants and Effects, Daniel Parent 3. Performance Related Pay in Canada, Richard J. Long 4. France: Weitzman under State Paternalism? Fathi Fakhfakh and Virginie Perotin 5. Performance Pay in the United Kingdom: The Case of the Inland Revenue Service, David Marsden and Stephen French 6. The German Experience with Performance Pay, Uwe Jirjahn 7. Performance-Related Pay in Australia, John Shields 8. Financial Participation and Pay for Performance in Japan, Takao Kato 9. The Brazilian Case: Performance Pay as a Workers' Right, Helio Zylberstajn 10. Paying for Performance: What Has Been Learned? Michelle Brown and John S.Heywood