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Compensation of the Future


Perth, Western Australia

29-30 April 2020(Research Focus)

1 May 2020 (Industry Focus)

Call for Proposals

Closing on 15 October 2019

​During this Workshop, we will work collaboratively to uncover what needs to be attended more to in the field of compensation, and how we can forge collaborations between researchers and practitioners to conduct research to address co-developed topics. The workshop will allow participants to get to know each other’s expertise and interests, reflect on issues and goals, brainstorm research ideas, and create plans to conduct collaborative research. This workshop is for you if you think you have something to contribute to this process and are willing to work collaboratively with other researchers and practitioners.


The workshop will be devoted to working on developing collaborative research projects between researchers and practitioners. Two of the days will be devoted to mapping research ideas, and the other day will be devoted to industry participants who will have the chance to bring to the table ideas and issues that will be used to further refine research plans, and possibly create industry partnerships in the process.


We hope that participants will leave the workshop with new collaborators and burgeoning research projects.


Because we have limited space at this workshop, we will select participants who can demonstrate that they will be active participants in this process. We are calling for 750-word submissions that either present research or practice/intervention (which can be work in progress or completed) on compensation or propose research ideas or a practical challenge that we can collectively use or address during the workshop. The topics can cover any aspect of the themes, but could also cover a novel area.


Please prepare one of the following types of submissions in Word format, which you will be asked to paste into the submission form.


a) Empirical Research (Please include sections for introduction, method, results, implications for compensation research or practice)


b) Research Proposal (Please include sections for background, research questions or hypotheses, suggested methods, why it’s important for compensation)


c) Innovative Compensation Practice (Please include sections for issue/challenge, solution, implementation, evidence-based evaluation and impact if available)


d) Issue/Challenge Proposal (Please include a description of the issue/challenge, analysis, implications for practice)



You will be asked to present your submission in the form of a poster during the workshop, which will be used by other participants to get to know your work and ideas so they can work more effectively with you during the workshop. We chose the poster format as we want to use time maximally towards developing projects rather than only presenting past research or ideas. Therefore, by poster we do not mean a “scientific” one but a visual that pitches your ideas to be used during the workshop, so you can be as creative as you want on your poster. We will hold Speed Dating Poster Sessions during the workshop for this purpose.


covered in the workshop:

1. Maximising Performance and Minimising Collateral Damage

How do we design compensation systems that:

  • Attract and help retain talent?

  • Support both individual and team/organisational performance?

  • Support proactivity and innovation?

  • Support health/well-being?

  • Do not encourage misbehaviour (e.g., cheating, conflict)?


2. Future Compensation Systems for Future Work

     How does compensation theory need to:

  • Develop in light of rising income insecurity (i.e., the new gig economy and casualisation of work)?

  • Change given debates around income inequality?

  • Develop in light of the rise of automation and the need for skilled workers?

Key Dates


Call for papers

Opens in July 2019 and closes on 15 October 2019


Registrations for the Research Days

Opens January to March 2020 to be included in the program


Registration for the Industry Day

Opens January and closes in April 2020

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