In this paper, we review the literature on pay variation (e.g., pay dispersion, pay compression, pay range) in organizations. Pay variation research has increased markedly in the past two decades and much progress has been made in terms of understanding its consequences for individual, team, and organizational outcomes. Our review of this research exposes several levels-related assumptions that have limited theoretical and empirical progress. We isolate the issues that deserve attention, develop an illustrative multilevel model, and offer a number of testable propositions to guide future research on pay structures.
Conroy, S.A., Gupta, N., Shaw, J.D. and Park, T.-Y. (2014), "A multilevel approach to the effects of pay variation", Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Vol. 32), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-64. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-730120140000032001
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