The relationship of reward structure and the performance of new military product teams: An exploratory analysis

by Pietrzyk, William, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2007, 125 pages; 3242153


Employee reward systems in both private sector firms and governmental agencies are being questioned. Both spiraling award costs and reward distributions among employees are deemed important parts of the problem. This organizational survey was undertaken in an effort to determine if there is an important correlation between the effectiveness of performance awards on the development of new military programs. Additionally, the study was conducted to compare similarities and differences between military defense firms and governmental agencies regarding their performance award policies and practices. An organizational survey was sent to 92 military defense firms and governmental agencies. These military defense firms and governmental agencies include aviation and missile, communication electronics, soldier and biological chemicals, automotive and armaments, and training equipment and engineering service firms. Experts from five military defense firms and governmental agencies were asked to review the organizational survey to help validate the organizational survey before it was submitted to 92 military defense firms and governmental agencies. The results from this survey provided insight for managers in military defense firms and governmental agencies in their attempt to maximize reward, utility structure and organizational performance.

AdviserJohn Whitlock
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Public administration; Military studies
Publication Number3242153

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