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Date and Time:9/16/2014 11:30 am - 2;00 pm
Event:September SVC NASPP Chapter Meeting
Topic:Compensation Programs and Their Behavioral Consequences
Location:Bay Club Santa Clara 3250 Central Expressway Santa Clara, CA 95051
Contact Phone:415-717-2863

Firms rely on compensation mechanisms to fully motivate their employees. A major management challenge is to identify which compensation system may be best suited for a given employee or team based on their role(s) within the firm.  We present a brief overview of current research on individual and group incentives and discuss how these may be affected by risk preferences.  Using field data and laboratory studies, the effectiveness of a compensation program may be quantified and tested in relation to alternatives.  The findings are both informative and non-obvious, and help shed light on how firms may organize their incentive compensation systems. 

Speaker Details 


John Hamman is an Assistant Professor of economics at Florida State University with a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His research utilizes laboratory experiments to study individual and group decision making, with an emphasis on organizational behavior.  His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Experimental Economics, and discussed in Forbes Magazine.


Sebastian J. Goerg is an Assistant Professor of economics at Florida State University with a Ph.D. from Bonn University in Germany. In his research he investigates how information, incentives and institutions influence human behavior. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals among them the Journal of Labor Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, the Journal of Economic Psychology, and Experimental Economics. 

Registration: 11:30am to 12:00pm
Presentation: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (with lunch)
Questions/Networking: 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Meeting Fees:
$35.00 for PRE-PAID NASPP Members - Paying by CHECK
$45.00 for PRE-PAID Non-NASPP Members - Paying by CHECK
$37.00 for PRE-PAID NASPP Members - Paying by PAYPAL
$47.00 for PRE-PAID Non-NASPP Members - Paying by PAYPAL

$60.00 for Non-Members, Walk-Ins, or Members Paying at the Door

As an added benefit to active NASPP members, the chapter will extend a limited number of complimentary registrations to unemployed NASPP members. Complimentary registrations are limited to two per person, per year. Please indicate on the comments section below to apply for this complimentary registration.


Those who preregister and choose not to use PayPal, please mail checks to: SVC NASPP, PO Box 60865, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-0865

Pre-registration closes on the Friday before the meeting. Payments must be received by the Monday prior to the meeting. If payment is not received by the payment deadline, you will be asked to pay the $60 walk-in registration fee at the door. For registration questions email with your inquiry. 



During registration, your name is added to the list of meeting attendees and luncheon accommodations are made accordingly. To avoid a $60 cancellation fee, email


If you do not send your cancellation notice by the Registration Deadline:

  • any payment received will not be refunded
  • if no payment was received, a "No Show" penalty of $60 will be recorded by the Chapter and you will be invoiced.




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