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Institute for Compensation Studies

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The Institute for Compensation Studies™ (ICS) at Cornell University's ILR School is an interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work, and how these rewards influence outcomes for individuals, companies, industries, and economies.

Recent Publications in Compensation Studies

Startup goldmines?

ICS' Burton publishes on lifetime earnings of early startup employees.
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Startup goldmines?

ICS' Park, Burton publish incentives study

New research examines incentive pay at the crossroads of organization and productivity.
Tae Youn Park
ICS' Park, Burton publish incentives study

Incentive Effects on Ethics

ILR Faculty Member Tae-Youn Park, Sanghee Park and Bruce Barry's article in the January 2022's Academy of Management Annals
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Incentive Effects on Ethics

Strategic Compensation and Talent Management

Strategic Compensation and Talent Management gets to the heart of what compensation is really about: attracting, retaining, and motivating the people who accomplish an organization's goals.
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Strategic Compensation and Talent Management

Shaping the Future of Work

A Handbook for Action and a New Social Contract.
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Shaping the Future of Work

Disability and Employer Practices

A book about the employment of people with disabilities in the United States and the important role of employer practices.
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Disability and Employer Practices

Private Equity at Work

When Wall Street Manages Main Street.
 Private Equity at Work When Wall Street Manages Main Street
Private Equity at Work

Retirement and the Hidden Epidemic

The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement, and Substance Misuse and What To Do About It.
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Retirement and the Hidden Epidemic

Pay

Why People Earn What They Earn and What You Can Do Now to Make More.
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Pay

Employment and Work

One of eight volumes in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment.
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Employment and Work

Gender, Inequality, and Wages

A volume of collected papers that contains extensive research on progress made by women in the labor market, and the characteristics and causes of remaining gender inequalities.
Cover of the book "Gender, Inequality, and Wages."
Gender, Inequality, and Wages

The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change

An examination of the workings of the U.S. disability insurance system.
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The Declining Work and Welfare of People with Disabilities: What Went Wrong and a Strategy for Change

Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Working Hard, Working Poor fills in where the other books leave off: on employment and self-employment, work and non-work
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Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Managing Quality Service In Hospitality: How Organizations Achieve Excellence In The Guest Experience

Designed for those wanting a thorough understanding of the principles of managing a hospitality organization.
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Managing Quality Service In Hospitality: How Organizations Achieve Excellence In The Guest Experience

The Economics of Women, Men, and Work

The most current and comprehensive source available for research, data and analysis on women, gender, and economics.
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The Economics of Women, Men, and Work

Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities

The only book to focus exclusively on the current state of doctoral education in the humanities.
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Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities