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The importance of context: comparative HRM and employee performance management

Houldsworth, L. and Brewster, C. (2016) The importance of context: comparative HRM and employee performance management. In: Performance Management Association, 26-29 June 2016, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This paper examines performance management within the disciplinary area of HRM. We discuss performance management as a key integrative process in the management of people towards organisational goals and describe how its integrative nature has been written about in ‘best practice’, universalistic terms. We argue that one size does not fit all and that context; in particular cultural, institutional, sectoral and organisational size contexts are factors that will impact the application of employee performance management systems within organisation. We propose a model of comparative performance management which takes account the importance of context.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
Henley Business School > Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
ID Code:66779

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