Performance-related pay for academic staff in higher education institutions

Thanh Binh Ha, Sofya Kopelyan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


The chapter investigates the relevance and effectiveness of performance-related pay systems for academic staff in the context of higher education. The paper firstly characterizes this system as one of the leading human resource management initiatives, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of linking pay for academic staff to their performance. Then it outlines widely accepted evaluation procedures and performance indicators, and juxtaposes established and developing practices of performance-related pay, introducing examples from Great Britain and Russia. The authors conclude that effectiveness of performance-related pay schemes largely depends on the quality of their design and consistency of implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman resource management in higher education
Subtitle of host publicationCase studies and future scenarios
EditorsAttila Pausits
Place of PublicationKrems an der Donau
PublisherEdition Donau-Universität Krems
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-902505-77-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


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