1st Edition

Performance Management Systems
A Global Perspective

ISBN 9780415771771
Published June 18, 2008 by Routledge
296 Pages

USD $66.95

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Book Description

Performance management is the process by which organizations set goals, determine standards, assign and evaluate work, and distribute rewards. But when you operate across different countries and continents, performance management strategies cannot be one dimensional. HR managers need systems that can be applied to a range of cultural values.

This important and timely text offers a truly global perspective on performance management practices. Split into two parts, it illustrates the key themes of rater motivation, rater-ratee relationships and merit pay, and outlines a model for a global appraisal process. This model is then screened through a range of countries, including Germany, Japan, USA, Turkey, China, India and Mexico.

Using case studies and discussion questions, and written by local experts, this text outlines the tools needed to understand and ‘measure’ performance in a range of socio-economic and cultural contexts.

It is essential reading for students and practitioners alike working in human resources, international business and international management.

Table of Contents

Part A:  1. Introduction: Performance Management Around the Globe  2. PMS Policies and Practices in MNEs  3. Rater Motivation  4. Rater-Ratee Relationships  5. Merit Pay  6. A Model of the Appraisal Process  Part B:  7. Performance Management in the United States  8. Performance Management in Mexico  9. Performance Management in the United Kingdom  10. Performance Management in Germany and France  11. Performance Management in Turkey  12. Performance Management in India  13. Performance Management in China  14. Performance Management in South Korea  15. Performance Management in Japan  16. Performance Management in Australia  17. Conclusion

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Arup Varma is Indo-U.S. Professor of Management Studies at the Institute of Human Resources and Employment Relations, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include performance appraisal, and expatriate issues.

Pawan S. Budhwar is a Professor of IHRM and Head of Work and Organisational Psychology Group at Aston Business School. UK. He is the Director for the Aston India Foundation for Applied Business Research and Aston Centre for HRs.

Angelo DeNisi is Dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business and Albert Cohen Chair in Business at Tulane University. His research interests include performance appraisal, expatriate management, and work experiences of persons with disabilities.