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Performance Management Systems

A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Arup Varma, Pawan S. Budhwar, Angelo DeNisi


276 pages

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pub: 2008-04-21
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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General