Pepper, Alexander

Professor Alexander Pepper  

Department

Position held

Professor of Management Practice

 

Non LSE positions held

University of London External Programme, Course MN0075 (Human resource management)

Chief Examiner

 

Experience keywords:

HR management; leadership; motivation theory; senior executive reward

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HR management and labour market issues – people, jobs and pay, especially the impact of incentives and reward on the motivation of senior executives. Behavioural and new institutional economics. The relationship between management theory and practice.

Alexander’s current research focus is on a critique of agency theory which he describes under the general heading: “Can behavioural economics do for the study of executive compensation what behavioural finance has done for the study of investment decisions?” This involves a unique data-set of international senior executives constructed with the support of PwC, Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Financial Services

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7106 1217

Publications

2017

Pepper, Alexander (2017) Redesigning executive pay schemes for transparency and performance Management with Impact (8 May 2017) Blog entry

Pepper, Alexander (2017) Applying economic psychology to the problem of executive compensation Psychologist-Manager Journal. ISSN 1088-7156 (In Press)

2015

Pepper, Alexander (2015) The economic psychology of incentives: new design principles for executive pay Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781137409232

Pepper, Alexander and Gosling, Tom and Gore, Julie (2015) Fairness, envy, guilt and greed: building equity considerations into agency theory Human Relations, 68 (8). 1291-1314. ISSN 0018-7267

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie (2015) Behavioral agency theory: new foundations for theorizing about executive compensation Journal of Management, 41 (4). 1045-1068. ISSN 1557-1211

2014

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie (2014) The economic psychology of incentives: an international study of top managers Journal of World Business, 49 (3). 350-361. ISSN 1090-9516

2013

Pepper, Alexander and Gosling, T. and Gore, Julie (2013) Fairness as a precondition for profit-seeking: the limits of incentives. In: 4th European Reward Management Conference (RMC 2013): Managing rewards: what can we learn from a comparative approach?, 2-3 December 2013, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Brussels, Belgium

Pepper, Alexander and Gosling, T. and Gore, Julie (2013) Fairness as a precondition for profit-seeking: the limits of incentives. In: Behavioral economics: at Trento-based Fondazione Bruno Kessler, a two day event on Science, Philosophy and Policy-making, 17-18 October 2013, Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy

Pepper, Alexander (2013) Written evidence given by Professor Alexander Pepper of the London School of Economics and Political Science to the UK Parliamentary Commission on banking standards Department of Management, The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie and Crossman, Alf (2013) Are long-term incentive plans an effective and efficient way of motivating senior executives? Human Resource Management Journal, 23 (1). 36-51. ISSN 0954-5395

Shammari, Anwar and Cormack, Jonathan and Pepper, Alexander and King, Samantha (2013) Measuring the impact of executive development at Standard Chartered Bank Strategic HR Review, 13 (1). 3-10. ISSN 1475-4398

2012

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie (2012) Towards a behavioral agency theory: new micro-foundations for theorising about executive reward. In: SABE Conference 2012 (Society for the Advancement of Behavorial Economics), 12-15 July 2012, Granada Lab of Behavioral Economics and the Department of Economics, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Pepper, Alexander (2012) Senior executive reward: key models and practices Ashgate Gower, Farnham, Surrey, UK. ISBN 9781409458975

2011

Pepper, Alexander (2011) The labour institutions of the London financial markets before and after 27th October 1986. In: British Academy of Management Human Resource Management Special Interest Group Research Workshop, 5-6 May 2011, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie (2011) Towards a behavioral agency theory: new micro-foundations for theorising about executive reward. In: 3rd European Reward Management Conference (RMC 2011): Reward Management in Turbulent Times, 1-2 December 2011, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Brussels, Belgium

Pepper, Alexander (2011) The Hutton review is unlikely to solve the “wicked” problem of executive pay in the public sector British Politics and Policy at LSE (1 Apr 2011) Blog entry

Stylianou, Panayiotis and Pepper, Alexander and Mahoney-Phillips, John (2011) Transformational change in a time of crisis Strategic HR Review, 10 (5). 28-34. ISSN 1475-4398

2010

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie and Crossman, Alf (2010) Behavioural aspects of senior executive reward systems. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2010: Management Research in a Changing Climate, 14-16 September 2010, University of Sheffield, UK

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie and Crossman, Alf (2010) Motivated agents: behavioural aspects of senior executive reward systems. In: IAREP/SABE/ICABE Conference 2010: A boat trip through economic change, 5-8 September 2010, Department of Economic and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany

Pepper, Alexander and Gore, Julie and Crossman, Alf (2010) Are long-term incentive plans an effective and efficient way of motivating executives?. In: British Academy of Management Human Resource Management Special Interest Group Research Workshop, 22-23 April 2010, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

2009

Pepper, Alexander (2009) Book review: business planning for turbulent times: new methods for applying scenarios British Accounting Review, 41 (1). 62-63. ISSN 0890-8389

2008

Pepper, Alexander (2008) Was werden wir? Drei Szenarien zur Arbeit im Jahr 2020 Internationale Politik, 9 (63). 22-31. ISSN 1430-175X

2002

Pepper, Alexander (2002) Leading professionals: a science, a philosophy and a way of working Journal of Change Management, 3 (4). 349-360. ISSN 1469-7017

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Awards

July 2011. University of Surrey. Postgraduate Research Student of the Year, Faculty of Management and Law, 2011 December 2011. European Institute for Advanced Management Studies. 3rd European Reward Management Conference. Best Paper Award. January 2012. Highly Commended Award winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, Human Resource Management category.

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