Past, Present and Future Compensation Research Perspectives

Samantha A. Conroy*, Yeong Joon Yoon, Peter A. Bamberger, Barry Gerhart, Nina Gupta, Anthony J. Nyberg, Sanghee Park, Tae Youn Park, Jason D. Shaw, Michael C. Sturman

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Compensation decisions are some of the most important decisions made in organizations, and research in this area has the potential to inform these decisions. Yet compensation has been viewed as a neglected area of HR research. In order to encourage greater quantity and quality of compensation research, this article provides an overview of perspectives of compensation scholars on (1) the future of compensation research, (2) the bridging of individual-level and organization-level compensation research, and (3) the challenges common to publishing compensation research. These comments are based on a professional development workshop conducted at the 2016 Academy of Management meeting focused on encouraging interaction of junior and senior compensation researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalCompensation and benefits review
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 2015


  • benefits
  • compensation
  • pay inequality
  • performance-based pay
  • research


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