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Compact case
Authors: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Published by: Stanford Business School
Originally published in: 2009
Version: 27 July 2009
Length: 4 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

In July 2009, Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, received an e-mail. The two co-founders and joint co-CEOs and their colleagues at Orange Kimono Software were struggling with their pay system. Orange Kimono, based in the north of England, was a software company with approximately 150 employees that made products sold to businesses. This case contains the text of the e-mail which details the old and new sales compensation systems and the resulting effects on sales, representative behavior, and customer experience.
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In July 2009, Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, received an e-mail. The two co-founders and joint co-CEOs and their colleagues at Orange Kimono Software were struggling with their pay system. Orange Kimono, based in the north of England, was a software company with approximately 150 employees that made products sold to businesses. This case contains the text of the e-mail which details the old and new sales compensation systems and the resulting effects on sales, representative behavior, and customer experience.

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