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Shaping Pay in Europe

A Stakeholder Approach


Conny Herbert Antoni, Xavier Baeten, Ben J.M. Emans and Mari Kira

«Shaping Pay in Europe: A Stakeholder Approach» focuses on pay systems applied in the European Union. Giving due attention to the institutional setting of the European pay systems, the book discusses how European companies may approach pay as an integral part of their operational and strategic framework. Pay is an important topic for several stakeholders on the labour market. The book discusses the perspectives of various stakeholders – employees, employers, trade unions, and employer associations – on the issue of pay. Secondary analysis of earlier statistical studies and new empirical material on European pay systems is also presented in the book.
The book also aims at contributing to a better understanding of pay systems. If one wants to understand the various pay systems of a company, which pay elements and pay characteristics should one focus on? Which are the essential pay characteristics shaping an individual’s pay and how could these characteristics be studied or audited? The book provides answers to both questions by presenting a practical, yet sophisticated model of essential pay characteristics.
Contents: Mari Kira/Elizabeth Neu: Introduction: Shaping Pay – Ben J.M. Emans: Pay: What Is It About? – Xavier Baeten/An Verbruggen: Pay Instruments and Pay Systems – Ben J.M. Emans: A Tree-like Representation of Essential Pay Policy Characteristics – Xavier Baeten: Stakeholder Perspectives on Pay – Xavier Baeten: The Employer’s Perspective on Pay: Strategic Pay – Ben J.M. Emans: The Employee’s Perspective on Pay: Equity, Need, Justice, Culture and Categorisation – Guy Vernon/Renée Anderson/Xavier Baeten/Elizabeth Neu: Unions, Employers’ Associations and Collective Bargaining over Pay – Conny H. Antoni: Pay Systems, Strategic Alignment, and Outcomes: European Data and National Differences – Conny H. Antoni/Ansgar Berger: Pay Systems, Strategic Alignment, and Pay Outcomes: Results of Europe-wide Research – Conny H. Antoni: Pay Systems and Pay Outcomes in Different European Countries – Xavier Baeten/An Verbruggen: Pay Systems and Outcomes in Belgium – Kiisa Hulkko/Matti Vartiainen: Pay Systems and Outcomes in Finland – Conny H. Antoni/Ansgar Berger: Pay Systems and Outcomes in Germany – Ben J.M. Emans: Pay Systems and Outcomes in The Netherlands – Elizabeth Neu: Pay Systems and Outcomes in Sweden – Ian Kessler: Pay Systems and Outcomes in the UK – Conny H. Antoni: European Case Studies – Conny H. Antoni/Xavier Baeten/Ansgar Berger/Kiisa Hulkko/An Verbruggen: Case Studies - National Companies – Xavier Baeten/Conny H. Antoni/Ben J.M. Emans/An Verbruggen: Case Studies - Multinational Company – Conny H. Antoni: Pay Systems in Europe, Their Strategic Alignment, and Outcomes: A Summary – Conny H. Antoni/Xavier Baeten/Ben J.M. Emans/Mari Kira: Conclusions and Discussion.