2nd Edition

Performance Management Systems A Global Perspective

Edited By Arup Varma, Pawan S. Budhwar, Angelo DeNisi Copyright 2023
    406 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    406 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 and line 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, the US, 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:

    Chapter 1:

    Performance Management around the Globe: Looking Back and Ahead

    Arup Varma, Pawan S Budhwar and Angelo DeNisi

    Chapter 2:

    Performance Management in Multinational Enterprises: Examining Patterns of Convergence and Divergence

    Charles M. Vance and Torben Andersen

    Chapter 3:

    Motivation and Performance Management

    Biyun Hu and Liang Meng

    Chapter 4:

    Rater-Ratee Relationships and Performance Management

    Amy Risner, Shaun Pichler, Arup Varma and Ryan Petty

    Chapter 5:

    Merit Pay

    Barry Gerhart, Charlie O. Trevor and Dow Scott

    Chapter 6:

    A Model of the Appraisal Process

    Kevin R. Murphy and Angelo S. DeNisi

    Chapter 7:

    Performance Management in the United States

    Elaine D. Pulakos, Rose A. Mueller-Hanson and Ryan S. O’Leary

    Chapter 8:

    Performance Management in Mexico

    Jorge A. Gonzalex, Lorena Perez-Floriano and R. Aristeo Rodriguez

    Chapter 9:

    Performance Management Systems in the United Kingdom

    Maranda Ridgway, Helen Shipton and Paul Sparrow

    Chapter 10:

    Performance Management in France and Germany

    Cordula Barzantry and Marion Festing

    Chapter 11:

    Performance Management Systems in Turkey

    Gaye Özçelik, Zeynep Aycan and Serap Keleş 

    Chapter 12:

    Performance Management in India

    Tanuja Sharma, Pawan S. Budhwar, Arup Varma and Peter Norlander

    Chapter 13:

    Performance Management Systems in China

    Fang Lee Cooke

    Chapter 14:

    Performance Management Systems in South Korea

    Hyuckseung Yang and Chris Rowley

    Chapter 15:

    Performance Management in Japan

    Akihisa Kagami, Tomoki Sekiguchi, and Azusa Ebisuya

    Chapter 16:

    Performance Management in Australia

    John Shields

    Chapter 17:

    Performance Management Around the Globe: Where are We Now?

    Angelo DeNisi, Arup Varma and Pawan S. Budhwar


    Arup Varma is Distinguished University Research Professor and the Frank W. Considine Chair in Applied Ethics at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago. His research interests include performance appraisal, expatriate issues and human resource management issues in India. 

    Pawan S. Budhwar is the 50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM, Head of Aston Business School, and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International (India) at Aston University, UK. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal. 

    Angelo S. DeNisi is the Cohen Chair in Business at Tulane University, US. His primary research interests are performance appraisals, performance management and the interactions between expatriates and host country nationals.