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2nd Edition

Reward Management
A critical text

ISBN 9780415431897
Published January 16, 2009 by Routledge
288 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This thoroughly revised edition adopts a critical and theoretical perspective on remuneration policy and practices in the UK, from the decline of collective bargaining to the rise of more individualistic systems based on employee performance. It tackles the conceptual issues missing from existing texts in the field of HRM by critically examining the latest academic literature on the topic.


Fully updated to cover the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's reward syllabus, and offering a less prescriptive alternative to current texts for HR practitioners and MBA students, this new edition includes:


  • new chapters on executive reward, pensions and benefits
  • clear routes to assist the student reader in the journey through this complex area
  • a strong contextual framework to enable better understanding


The second edition of Reward Management is an essential read for all those studying or with an interest in human resource management, performance management and reward.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Janet Druker and Geoff White)  2. Determining Pay (Geoff White)  3. Worker Voice and Reward Management (Edmund Heery)  4. Grading Systems, Estimating Value and Equality (Sue Hastings)  5. Wages And Low Pay (Janet Druker)  6. Salary Progression Systems (Marc Thompson)  7. Executive Reward (Stephen Perkins)  8. Benefits (Angela Wright)  9. Occupational Pensions (Stephen Taylor)  10. Financial Participation Schemes (Jeff Hyman)  11. International Reward Management (Paul R. Sparrow)

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Geoff White is Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Research at the University of Greenwich Business School, UK. He has written widely on reward issues, especially public sector pay and national minimum wage.

Janet Druker is Professor and Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. Her previous publications are in the fields of construction management, self-employment and agency workers.