Exposing pay secrecy Conference Paper uri icon


  • Pay secrecy is a contentious issue in many organizations and a controversial one in our society. However, there has been little scholarly research on this topic. We hope to address this void by exposing the complexity of pay secrecy as a construct. What are its costs and benefits? What factors affect the link between pay secrecy and the extent to which it is a cost or benefit? This article reveals the complexity of pay secrecy and, we hope, generates ideas for much new research in the broad management field.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 106

author list (cited authors)

  • Colella, A., Paetzold, R. L., Zardkoohi, A., & Wesson, M. J.

citation count

  • 156

complete list of authors

  • Colella, Adrienne||Paetzold, Ramona L||Zardkoohi, Asghar||Wesson, Michael J

publication date

  • January 2007