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Attitudes to pay systems: an exploratory study within and across cultures

Mamman, Aminu, Sulaiman, Mohamed and Fadel, Alfadli (1996). Attitudes to pay systems: an exploratory study within and across cultures. International Journal of Human Resource Management,7(1):101-121.

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Title Attitudes to pay systems: an exploratory study within and across cultures
Author Mamman, Aminu
Sulaiman, Mohamed
Fadel, Alfadli
Journal Name International Journal of Human Resource Management
Publication Date 1996
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0958-5192   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0041382042
Start Page 101
End Page 121
Total Pages 21
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 350201 Human Resources Management
Abstract The present study investigates employees’preferences for criteria that are used in pay systems, namely, performance, cost of living, tenure, educational qualification, collective bargaining, skill, market rate, responsibility and special demands. The study also explored variation and similarities of employees’preferences for the criteria across four countries, namely Australia (N = 162), Indonesia (N = 100), Malaysia (N = 129) and Hong Kong (N = 39). The results indicate that the respondents prefer multiple criteria to determine their pay. Preferences for length of service and educational attainment were found to be significantly different across countries, particularly between Australian and Asian samples (Indonesian and Malaysia). This variation is, in part, attributed to cultural differences. Other variables, such as age, educational qualification, position, and industry sector, have been found to be significant correlates of preference for pay systems. Implications for reward management have been discussed.
Keywords Attitudes to pay systems
Comparative study of attitudes to pay systems
Pay systems
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