Sandy Pepper

Alexander (Sandy) Pepper is professor of management practice in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a leading researcher in HR management and labour markets issues, especially the impact of incentives and rewards on the behaviour of senior executives. Before joining LSE, he had a long career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he held various senior management roles, including global leader of the HR Service business. Professor Pepper has recently authored The Economic Psychology of Incentives, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Latest Articles by Sandy Pepper

  1. ethics high pay

    21 November, 2022

    Why are ‘ethical’ executives still highly paid?

    The way the labour market works—or fails to work—presents a dilemma for remuneration committees when it comes to executive pay.

  1. Businessman in thinker pose

    29 April, 2022

    What’s a company for? Milton Friedman responds

    The ongoing lively debate about corporate purpose has caused me to reflect further on the dialogue between Milton Friedman and Socrates…

  1. CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

    1 December, 2021

    Executive pay, sustainability KPIs and the climate crisis

    Linking KPIs to sustainability targets results in complexity. A focus on corporate purpose is a better way to tackle climate change.

  1. Tiger eyes on black background

    20 May, 2021

    Taming the tiger: how investors are tackling inflation in executive pay

    Solutions to market failures usually involve government action. But on the issue of CEO earnings, investors are taking the tiger by its tail.

  1. Socrates wearing a business suit

    3 July, 2020

    What’s a company for? An answer from Ancient Greece

    An imagined dialogue between Milton Friedman, the economist who has come to represent the shareholder primacy world view, and Socrates.