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Does high pay really motivate top executives?

By 16.12.15Past EventSeptember 3rd, 2020No Comments

Wednesday 17 February 2016

High Pay Centre
32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH

A talk by Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL and author of The New Psychology of Money) considering the question of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in regard to the scale of executive pay packages. Professor Furnham will draw upon his work in The New Psychology of Money, which addresses money and motivation in the workplace, to consider the issues surrounding high pay. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009).

He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books, including more recently Bad Apples (2011), Leadership: everything you want to know (2011) and The New Psychology of Money (2014).  Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages. Professor Furnham is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is among the most productive psychologists in the world.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are essential. Please email to reserve your place.