Putting executive pay in context

David De Cremer
KPMG professor in management studies
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK

Ever since the outbreak of the financial crisis rewards, bonuses and executive pay have been criticized heavily. Very much present in these discussions is a moral tone that begs for a change in how we reward people. In the present talk, I will briefly touch upon the issue whether much has really changed and to what extent the nature of the job influences in irrational ways the rewards people feel entitled to and their sensitivity toward building trustworthy and warm relationships. These studies demonstrate the usefulness of adopting a behavioral ethics approach to promote an evidence-based consultancy view on executive pay.


About David De Cremer

Professor David De Cremer holds the KPMG chair in Management Studies at Cambridge University, Judge Business School, United Kingdom. He is also visiting professor at London Business School.

He employs behavioral approaches to understand contemporary challenges in economics, leadership and management. His primary interest lies in understanding behaviour and designing focused interventions in the areas of leadership and decision making, the development and repair of trust, building value-driven organizations, China business and management, and Business negotiations.
His research has been published in the top tier academic journals, managerial outlets, and described in a variety of financial and business magazines and newpapers worldwide (e.g. Financial Times, Scientific American, Bloomberg News, CBS money watch, the Economist).