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Transnational roles, transnational rewards: global integration in compensation

Allen D. Engle Sr (Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, USA)
Mark E. Mendenhall (University of Tennessee‐Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This paper delineates the current “disconnect” between traditional models of executive compensation and Bartlett and Ghoshal's model of a transnational strategy, and proposes a new model of global compensation based on the three managerial roles (operational entrepreneur, managerial developer and top level leader) outlined by Bartlett and Ghoshal in their model. The proposed model focuses on pay emphases in the areas of experiences (inputs), activities (processes) and rewards (outputs) in a global context, and the three global integrative pay configurations derived from the model are presented and discussed. The paper concludes with the presentation of three caveats related to further developments in the area of global pay and firm control.

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Citation

Engle, A.D. and Mendenhall, M.E. (2004), "Transnational roles, transnational rewards: global integration in compensation", Employee Relations, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 613-625. https://doi.org/10.1108/01425450410562209

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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