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Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group

Reports from the global field: The IMPACT project

Professor Jason Shaw, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

11th Oct 2017  12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Rm 5040, Lv 5, Abercrombie Bldg - H70

Abstract: This presentation will outline the IMPACT (Investigating Merit Pay across Countries and Territories) project, a global study of the psychological reactions to pay increases. The study involves a comparative test of four alternative theories, derived from four distinct areas of social sciences, of how individuals reaction to pay changes based on their prior performance. The study involves primary data collections before and after pay increases, as well as organizational pay raise records. At present, more than 50 countries are involved in the project with data collections ongoing or complete in more than 25 countries.

Bio: Jason D. Shaw is Yeung Kin Man Professor in Business Administration, Chair Professor of Management, Head of Department of Management and Marketing, and Director of the Centre for Leadership and Innovation in the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Journal (2016-2019). His research has appeared or been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among other scientific outlets. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among others. He has been invited for visiting scholar positions and other speaking engagements in China, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Israel, Macau, Ghana, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Thailand, and the USA. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Clark Material Handling Company Professor at the University of Kentucky, an assistant professor at Drexel University, and an analyst for the Boeing Company. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1997.

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