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Jason D. SHAW (Chairperson)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Conny Herbert ANTONI
University of Trier, Germany

Vlerick Business School, Belgium

Stephen J. PERKINS
Global Policy Institute - London Metropolitan University, UK

Work Psychology and Leadership - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management - Aalto University School of Science, Finland


Nearly 30 years ago, a new era dawned in rewards research and, more generally, in studies of human resource management systems. Several influential rewards researchers highlighted the importance of managing reward systems strategically and lauded the organizations that invested time, effort, and money in designing such systems. This flurry of activity culminated in several notable contributions to the literature including theoretical and empirical contributions to major journals (e.g., Balkin & Gomez-Mejia, 1987; 1990; Heery, 1996; Brown and Perkins, 2007), research-informed books/book chapters/reports (e.g., Lawler, 1990; Brown, 2001; Perkins et al, 2012; Trevor, 2009), and consulting-driven monographs, one of which coined the phrase “The New Pay” (Schuster & Zingheim, 1990), continuing with Pay People Right! (Schuster & Zingheim, 1992; 2000).

Over the almost three decades since these conversations started in earnest there has been research progress, much of which has been summarized later in comprehensive reviews of the literature (e.g., Gerhart & Rynes, 2003; Rynes, Gerhart, & Parks, 2005; Perkins et al, 2016; Shaw, 2016). It may be time, however, for some collective reflection on the movement. Has its promise been fulfilled?  Did “The New Pay” make any difference? Are there consistent patterns of supportive findings or areas where founding notions of strategic pay were not realized? Has there been any meaningful theory development beyond initial formulations of universalistic, contingency, and configurational views of organizational-level rewards. Is there any advancement beyond 'westernized' hegemony in this area? Has research on strategic compensation gone dormant?

Within this theme, can we revisit some of the founding issues in strategic pay research and apply them to today’s pressing and enduring problems and issues? What about today's controversies in respect of pay disparities and fairness, demographics, geographies, and hierarchies? What about the elusive pay-performance match or the increasing emphasis on within-organization and across-society inequality? 


This conference focuses on recent relevant academic research in the field of reward management. We seek submissions on topics related to the theme, but also other reward issues at all levels of analysis: theoretical, empirical, and case approaches are welcomed. The conference also serves as a bridge between academics and practitioners; we invite submissions written from either primary view or those with combination purposes. In addition to the academic programme, a number of reward professionals will also be invited to exchange ideas and stimulate the dialogue between researchers and practitioners.


Please click HERE to download the Conference Programme


Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

Following on the success following the previous two conferences in publishing selected papers in a journal special edition, it is anticipated that a similar opportunity will follow the 2017 conference.

The following Special Issues have been produced after : 

  • the 2015 conference :  

    Reward Management – Linking Employee Motivation and Organizational Performance’’ Journal of Personnel Psychology (2016)
    Antoni, C. et al (eds.)
  • the 2009 conference : 

Reward Management in Europe, Thunderbird International Business Review vol. 52 no. 3 (2010).
S. Perkins and M. Vartiainen (eds.)




Balkin, D.B., & Gomez-Mejia, L.R. 1987. Toward a contingency theory of compensation strategy. Strategic Management Journal, 8, 169-182.

Balkin, D.B., & Gomez-Mejia, L.R. 1990. Matching compensation and organizational strategies. Strategic Management Journal, 11, 153-169.

Brown, D. (2001) Reward Strategies: From Intent to Impact, London: CIPD.

Brown, D. and Perkins, S.J. (2007) ‘Reward strategy: making it happen’, WorldatWork Journal, 16, 82-93.

Gerhart, B. & Rynes, S. 2003. Compensation: Theory, evidence, and strategic implications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Heery, E. (1996) ‘Risk, representation and the new pay’, Personnel Review, 25, 54-65.

Lawler, E.E., III. 1990. Strategic Pay: Aligning organizational strategies and pay systems. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Perkins, S. J., Jones, S., Marriott, L. Shields, J. (2012) Aligning Strategy & Pay, London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Perkins, S.J.. White, G. and Jones, S. Reward Management: Alternatives, Consequences and Contexts. London: CIPD Publishing.

Rynes, S.L., Gerhart, B., & Parks, L. 2005. Personnel Psychology: Performance evaluation and pay-for-performance. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 571-600.

Shaw, J.D. 2016. Pay levels and pay changes. In D.S. Ones, N. Anderson, Visweswaran, C., & H.K. Sinangil (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of industrial, work, & organizational psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schuster, J.R., & Zingheim, P.K. 1992. The new pay: Linking employee and organizational performance. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.

Schuster, J.R., & Zingheim, P.K. (2000) Pay People Right! Breakthrough Reward Strategies to Create Great Companies. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass

Trevor, J. (2009) Can pay be strategic? in Corby, S., Palmer, S. and Lindop. E. (eds.) Rethinking Reward. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 21-40.



ISSN number for the workshop papers is : 2295 - 1695



The whole workshop will take place in the Hotel Métropole in which the EIASM premises are located (Place De Brouckère-plein 31, 1000 Brussels).

The Hotel Métropole is marvelously well located right in the historical centre of Brussels, just a few steps away from the “Grand-Place”, the “Bourse” and the “Theatre de la Monnaie” and close to the central and north railway stations, that each have direct connections to Brussels International airport.

Note that there are plenty of other hotels in the surroundings of the Metropole.
We invite you to check availability and prices on Internet.



Please see : http://www.eiasm.org/r/contact-us


  • Hotel Métropole ***** (conference location)

Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
Fixed EIASM rate during the whole year :
- During the week :
Single room at € 155 ,-/ night + city tax € 4.24 per person/per day
Double room at € 183,-/night + city tax € 4.24 per person/per day
Including buffet breakfast and selection of six offered drinks per night in the mini-bar, free WiFi Internet access during the stay,  free access to the fitness area, cancellation policy up to 6 PM without any charges

- During the week-end : (Night of Friday/Saturday & Sunday) :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night + city tax € 4.24 per person/per day
Superior Double room at € 168,-/night + city tax € 4.24 per person/per day
Including buffet breakfast and selection of six offered drinks per night in the mini-bar on arrival, free WiFi Internet access during the stay,  free access to the fitness area, cancellation policy up to 6 PM without any charges.

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly.
We also advice you to check prices on the internet !!

Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 -
Email :info@metropolehotel.be

  • Hotel NH Collection Brussels Centre (very close)

Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel +32 (0)2 214 07 44 - mtg.nhcollectionbrusselscentre@nh-hotels.com
Special rate (super double room for single use) 160 EUR (including breakfast) + city tax € 4.24 per person/per day
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

For individual reservations: Central Reservations Office Belgium BE:
Telephone number: +32 (0) 70 359 968
E-mail: reserveringen@nh-hotels.com

Hotel Marivaux (very close)

Boulevard Adolph Max 98
1000 Brussels - www.hotelmarivaux.be

Special rates (breakfast and all taxes included)
Monday-Thursday: € 135.00/night (breakfast included) - single Club room
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: € 85.00/night (breakfast included) - single Club room
Supplement of € 10.00/night for a double room.

To book a room : reservation@hotelmarivaux.be and mention EIASM 




The fees include participation to the Workshop, documents, lunches, the workshop dinner and morning and afternoon refreshments.


For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
363,00 € (including 63,00 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 423,50 € (including 73,50 € VAT)

Payments should be made by :

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Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be