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What Influences Salary: A Study Of MIS Faculty Job Offers
Review of Business Information Systems
  • M. Pamela Neely, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Tribunella, State University of New York at Oswego
  • Zhi Tang, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Rochester Institute of Technology

What matters when you’re negotiating a job offer? We address this and other questions using data from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Salary Surveys on compensation, rank, publication data, and similar data associated with MIS Faculty job offers. Our study has three primary findings. First, school and individual factors influence the position and salary offered, but individual factors have a stronger impact. Second, we find the position (i.e., associate/assistant professor and teaching load) offered by schools partially mediates the relationship between school and individual factors and the starting salary. Third, the direct impact of individual factors is also influenced by some school factors. Specifically, top tier publication is the most important individual factor in determining the salary level at PhD granting institutions.

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Document Type
Department, Program, or Center
Accounting (SCB)
RIT – Main Campus
Citation Information
Neely, P.M., Tribunella, T., Tang, Z., & Hull, C.E. (2008). What influences salary: A study of MIS faculty job offers. Review of Business Information Systems, 12(3), 5-20.