A study into managerial behaviour relative to compensation decisions for individual performances reveals that most managers are driven by powerful, non-selfish motives that include a strong preference for fairness.

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This article is based on the paper In Search of Informed Discretion: An Experimental Investigation of Fairness and Trust Reciprocity, which was written by Victor S.Maas, Marcel van Rinsum and Kristy L.Towry and published in The Accounting Review Vol. 87, No. 2, 2012, pp. 617-644 ( RePub http://repub.eur.nl/res/pub/32841.
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

van Rinsum, M. (2013). Informed discretion in performance evaluations. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 14(2), 8–10. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/41648

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