About the Authors


George T. Milkovich

George T. Milkovich is the M. P. Catherwood Emeritus Professor at the Industrial
Labor Relations School, Cornell University. For more than 40 years he has studied
and written about how people get paid and what difference it makes. Milkovich
served on several editorial boards and received many awards for his research contributions.
He received the Keystone Award for Lifetime Achievement from the
WorldatWork Association and the Distinguished Career Contributions Award from
the Academy of Management, and he is a Fellow in both the Academy of Management
and the National Academy of Human Resources. He chaired the National
Academy of Sciences Committee on Performance and Pay. Milkovich is one of the
founders of the Center for Advanced HR Studies, a research and development partnership
of leading corporations and Cornell’s ILR School. He also advised numerous
companies around the world on their compensation strategies, received three
outstanding teacher awards, and was a visiting professor at several international
universities in Europe and Asia. Milkovich conducted executive seminars in many
countries and served on advisory boards of leading academic/research centers in
the United States and China.

Barry Gerhart


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Barry Gerhart is Professor of Management and Human Resources and the Bruce R. Ellig Distinguished Chair in Pay and Organizational Effectiveness, School of Business, University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has also served as department chair or area coordinator at Cornell, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin. Professor Gerhart’s research interests include compensation, human resource strategy, international human resources, and employee retention. Professor Gerhart received his B.S. in psychology from Bowling Green State University and his Ph.D. in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research has been published in a variety of outlets, including the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management and Organization Review, and Personnel Psychology. He has co-authored several books in the area of compensation and human resources. Professor Gerhart serves on the editorial boards of the following journals:  the Academy of Management Journal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of World Business, Management & Organization Review, and Personnel Psychology. Professor Gerhart is a past recipient of the Heneman Career Achievement Award, the Scholarly Achievement Award and of the International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award, all from the Human Resources Division, Academy of Management. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.