The Routledge Companion to Reward Management provides a prestige reference work and a state-of-the-art compilation, mapping out contemporary developments and debates on rewarding people in employment, and how they relate to business, corporate governance and management.
Reward management stands at the interdisciplinary interface between economics, industrial relations and HRM, industrial psychology and organizational sociology, and increasingly corporate governance incorporating debates around equity and fairness in and around the employment relationship and wider capital-labour relations. In recent years, trade union decline and widening differentials between those employed at the top of organizations have generated critical commentary in the popular media which can negatively impact on social cohesion.
Theoretically underpinned but practically oriented, this Companion will synthesise these trends and controversies around issues while tracing conceptual and empirical provenance, currency and future prospects. It will be an invaluable resource for policy makers, practitioners, students and researchers in reward management, corporate governance, management and HRM seeking convenient access to an area which is highly complex and controversial in application.
Stephen J. Perkins JP DPhil (Oxon) is an Emeritus Professor, London Metropolitan University
and a Senior Research Fellow with the Global Policy Institute, London. His doctoral thesis at the
University of Oxford analysed strategies for managing senior management activity under the
rubric of Anglo-American corporate governance principles. He is a Chartered Manager and
Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Immediate
past Chair of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of
Management, he has occupied a series of senior management posts in industry during privatization
and internationalization initiatives, served as secretary to a FTSE top-30 board remuneration
committee, as a board non-executive director, and as an advisor to an array of state-owned and
stock market-listed companies transnationally. With over 100 publications, Professor Perkins’
research focuses, in particular, on the interplay of corporate governance, strategy, performance
and reward – connecting theory with practice. He has for several years held a commission from
the CIPD to conduct the widely consulted annual survey of reward management across UK
organizations, as well as co-authoring that institution’s core text Reward Management for students
completing their professional education.
"This companion is an invaluable friend to both theoreticians and practitioners alike interested in this highly relevant topic. Spanning the global dimension, psychological/motivational dynamics and issues of specific application within a much wider social context, Professor Perkins has compiled an encyclopedic reference work. Involving leading contributors, it significantly extends thinking in this area."
John Garbutt, Visiting Professor of the University of West London, and Alderman of the City of London Corporation
"Reward is intrinsic to work, and the contract between the organisation and the individual. This comprehensive book challenges our thinking from multiple disciplines and new evidence to help us all reposition reward for the modern era, for greater fairness and better individual and organisational outcomes."
Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development
"Pay and reward have become contentious issues in modern society. This book brings together many different learned perspectives on this necessary part of the relationship between human beings and work and quite rightly includes the emotional, ethical and practical sides of this vexing topic."
Anne Kiem, CEO Chartered Association of Business Schools