Book launch: The Routledge Companion to Reward Management

A distinguished group of people representing academia and the business community gathered in central London on June 18th, 2019 to mark the launch of a new book: The Routledge Companion to Reward Management.

Its editor, GPI Senior Research Fellow Professor Stephen J. Perkins, had been invited by Routledge some three years earlier to develop and bring to publication an addition to the well-regarded ‘Routledge Companion’ series. The guiding force behind the project was to take a complex and controversial topic and develop a state-of-the-art analysis of interest to policy makers and businesspeople as well as the academic community.

The volume, with some 40 chapters written by over 50 contributors, approaches the topic under a tripartite rubric, locating ‘reward management’ as something that needs to be understood as concerned with corporate governance and the politics of employment relations as well as an area shaped by managerial techniques that have been subject to significant change over the past 30 years. The authors bring an international set of perspectives, practical experience and research, deployed to craft contributions to knowledge that challenge conventional Anglo-American thinking across the subject field.

GPI Acting Director Professor Chris Dixon eloquently introduced the launch evening guests to the volume, its intent and the role of its editor.

The new Companion has been well-received, with endorsements from well-placed commentators including a senior City of London figure, the Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and the Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Personnel and Development. Further details are available at:

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