The relationship between job satisfaction and managerial remuneration in small and medium-sized enterprises: An empirical test of 'comparison income' and 'equity theory' hypotheses
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) The relationship between job satisfaction and managerial remuneration in small and medium-sized enterprises: An empirical test of 'comparison income' and 'equity theory' hypotheses. APPLIED ECONOMICS, 28 (5). pp. 567-576. ISSN 0003-6846Full text not available from this repository.
The relationship between job satisfaction levels and the remuneration of non-owner managers employed by a sample of 97 UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is investigated. The main empirical findings are that relative remuneration levels appear to be largely explained by differences in human capital and job/firm characteristics and that job satisfaction is positively related to deviations from these estimated comparison-income levels. Moreover, the equity theory expectation that individuals with the least prospect of redressing payment inequities will have the greatest incentives to respond to payment inequities by cognitive adjustment is also supported. The results indicate that job satisfaction levels for individuals expecting to remain in their current post are not significantly affected by current payment inequities. For those managers who expect to move firms, the amount of payment inequity has a significantly positive effect upon their job satisfaction.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||APPLIED ECONOMICS|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 567-576|
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