Indispensable and Other Myths: Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It

Michael Dorff (Author)

Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
August 01, 2014
6.35 X 1.04 X 9.13 inches | 1.29 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Dorff has taught at UCLA School of Law, Rutgers Law School, and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. He is currently Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School, where he teaches corporate law and other business law topics.


"Dorff makes a persuasive case that performance pay is overrated."--Jonathan Low"The Lowdown" (05/07/2015)
"A carefully stated cri de guerre against 'the current cult of leadership' that characterizes corporate culture--and leads to extraordinary paychecks. . . . A provocative thesis couched in measured, scholarly language. Watch the editorial pages of Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal to see whether it catches on."-- (07/15/2014)
"Every director needs to read Dorff's new book. It's time to give pay for performance a new look."-- (07/01/2014)
"'Indispensable and Other Myths' is an all-guns-blazing attack on the way that Anglo-Saxon companies pay their bosses."--The Economist (10/25/2014)
"Dorff argues convincingly, from the evidence available, that the behavioural theory developed in capitalism that performance-related pay is a significant motivator for employees does not hold up to scrutiny. . . . This is a must-read for human resources professionals and others willing to give serious thought to CEO and top management pay, and what those people realistically can and do deliver."-- (09/04/2014)