Back to the Future? Performance-Related Pay, Empirical Research, and the Perils of Persistence

Source: James L. Perry, Trent A. Engbers, So Yun Jun, Public Administration Review, Vol. 69 no. 1, January/February 2009
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Have pay-for-performance systems lived up to the promise that proponents held out for them? Do the basic theories underlying them prove valid? What lessons can be drawn from prior experiences with pay-for-performance systems?

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