Jörg Schäfer investigates the influence of family firm specific decision rationales based on socioemotional wealth on vertical and horizontal pay ranges in family firms. Building on a primary data set of over 200 family firms in Germany and applying multiple regression analysis techniques, as well as, the firm conceptual foundation in family firm and compensation theory, the presented study provides answers regarding antecedents of pay variation, and the factors that drive different family firms to pursue and implement specific pay structures and pay variations. Furthermore, the dissertation contributes to the current research discussions, by partially validating the FIBER scale, proving the heterogeneity of family firms and adding robustness to methodology and range measures in the compensation context. Dr. Jörg Schäfer wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hack at the Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at Witten/Herdecke University.
The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting - constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high, while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic. How can we resist today´s obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and ´stand firm´. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to coexist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this vibrant anti-self-help guide offers a compelling alternative to life coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say ´yes!´
Lobbying firms:Pennsylvania lobbying firms, Greenberg Traurig, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Arent Fox, Patton Boggs, Greenlee Partners, Timmons & Company, WolfBlock, Blank Rome, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Dickstein Shapiro
This book examines corporate reform in Japan by focusing on corporate governance and the employment system. Contrary to a prevailing assertion of radical change, it is revealed that actual change is gradual, and a new type of Japanese firm is generated by reform with gradual change. Throughout the book, Japanese firms are seen to be evolving through gradual institutional change. Chapter 1 discusses how Japanese corporate governance changed incrementally and cumulatively to rebuild management and restore corporate performance. Chapter 2 focuses on reform in work organization and discusses how performance-related pay was introduced in tandem with corporate governance reform. It is shown that the practice of long-term employment has been maintained despite the prolonged depression and mounting pressure to shift to shareholder-oriented corporate governance. Chapter 3 investigates how Japanese firms are diversified into four types, based on whether performance-related pay is introduced and whether long-term employment is maintained. The author demonstrates that major Japanese firms reconstruct their organization as hybrid structures based on a combination of long-term employment and performance-related pay. Chapter 4 investigates how performance-related pay actually operates. It is analyzed by distinguishing the three main objectives to be attained by performance pay: succeeding in individual performance, contributing to overall organization performance, and meeting the challenge of new tasks. Finally, Chapter 5 investigates how employees react to changes in corporate governance. Using survey data, the book shows that Japanese employees approve of increasing shareholder value, regarding it as corporate value. They not only approve the monitoring of management by shareholders, but also demand a part in the monitoring. Employees seek to be engaged in corporate governance-a true challenge for a Japanese corporation.
Bex ist ein richtig cooler Typ. Werktags gibt er den Immobilien-Makler im Anzug, aber am Wochenende ist Krieg. Da herrscht Bex als Chef der ,,Inter City Firm´´ von West Ham United über seine Hooligan-Truppe. Jede Woche ein neues Spiel, jede Woche ein neuer Fight, am liebsten gegen den Erzrivalen Millwall. Als Dom sich in der Disco mit Bex anlegt, weiß er nicht, dass er sich für seinen Übermut den ganz Falschen ausgesucht hat. Doch Bex findet Gefallen an dem renitenten 17jährigen und rekrutiert ihn für seine Truppe. Der Wochenend-Schläger wird schnell zum Idol für Dom. Dann werden die Kämpfe härter und die Waffen tödlicher...Darsteller:Billy Seymour, Camille Coduri, Daniel Mays, Doug Allen, Eddie Webber, Joe Jackson
Institutional Impacts on Firm Internationalization addresses various aspects of the investigated phenomenon, providing an insight in the role of the varieties of capitalism on the globalization of business activities worldwide.