Global pay transparency: an employee perspective

Dow Scott , Conny Antoni , Jacek Grodzicki , Emilio Morales , Jose Peláez


Countries differ with regard to culture, employment laws and employment traditions and practices, all of which suggest that employees may have different perceptions of the degree to which their company is transparent about pay as well as their own preferences for pay transparency. This study examines, from an employee perspective, how pay transparency and pay transparency preferences differ across multiple countries in Central America, North America and Europe. Pay communications, pay transparency and pay transparency preferences differed among respondents of the countries studied. However, Hofstede’s culture l country measures, uncertainty avoidance, lower levels of individualism and lower levels of power distance were not associated with preferences for pay transparency as might be expected from the literature. Although pay transparency preferences are not related to employee perceptions regarding employer pay communications, pay transparency preferences are related to pay transparency.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Dow Scott
Dow Scott,,
, Conny Antoni
Conny Antoni,,
, Jacek Grodzicki (FE/IMTST)
Jacek Grodzicki,,
- Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade
, Emilio Morales
Emilio Morales,,
, Jose Peláez
Jose Peláez,,
Journal seriesCompensation and Benefits Review, ISSN 0886-3687, (0 pkt, Not active)
Issue year2020
Noonline first
Keywords in Polishtransparentność płacowa, sprawiedliwość płacowa, satysfakcja płacowa
Keywords in Englishpay transparency, pay transparency preferences, pay fairness, pay satisfaction, intent to turnover
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 20-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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