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Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Bonuszahlungen an Geschäftsführungen


"Managerial compensation in large companies is subject to many critical concerns; this holds particularly for bonus payments. Empirical evidence shows that nearly three quarter of the German population perceive managers' incomes as unfairly high. Based on an own survey, we examine what drives fairness perceptions of bonus payments for managers: When do employees assess bonus payments for managers within their own company as unfairly high? Under which conditions do they accept high bonus payments? The analyses show that acceptance decreases with the estimated amount of bonus paid. It increases, however, if aspects of procedural and distributive justice are taken into account." (Author's abstract, © Springer-Verlag) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Struck, Olaf; Dütsch, Matthias; Stephan, Gesine (2017): Bonus payments to managerial boards : what affects employees’ fairness perceptions? In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Vol. 69, Iss. 3, pp. 473-501.