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Risky Rewards : How Company Bonuses Affect Safety - Andrew Hopkins

Risky Rewards

How Company Bonuses Affect Safety

By: Andrew Hopkins, Sarah Maslen

Hardcover | 10 February 2015

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Financial incentives have long been used to try to influence professional values and practices. Recent events including the global financial crisis and the BP Texas City refinery disaster have been linked to such incentives, with commentators calling for a critical look at these systems given the catastrophic outcomes. Risky Rewards engages with this debate, particularly in the context of the present and potential role of incentives to manage major accident risk in hazardous industries. It examines the extent to which people respond to financial incentives, the potential for perverse consequences, and approaches that most appropriately focus attention on major hazard risk. The book is based in part on an empirical study of bonus arrangements in eleven companies operating in hazardous industries, including oil, gas, chemical and mining.
Industry Reviews
'This is the first book to tackle this important, but controversial topic in depth with its many nuances. The authors take the reader into what for many will be the unfamiliar territory of corporate appraisals and bonuses to uncover its complexity, its principles and its contentiousness. Their case studies handily illustrate the positive and negative aspects derived from their theoretical analyses. It is a timely book given the findings of recent disaster investigations implicating unsuitable incentive schemes.' Andrew Hale, Professor Emeritus, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands 'This is a thought provoking book. It lays out the inherent conflicts in including process safety performance (a long term issue) in senior managers' remuneration which almost inevitably focuses on the short term. But the book also makes clear that all major hazard industries still have a very long way to go in developing meaningful indicators of process safety performance - whether or not they are linked to individuals' financial reward.' Judith Hackitt CBE FREng, Chair Health and Safety Executive 'The book is an interesting and thought provoking read. It challenges conventional thinking about how firms can best incentivise managers to deliver required business outcomes, and the way they measure process safety performance.' Safeguard, September/October 2015

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