Performance Management: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Performance Management: Multidisciplinary Perspectives


By (author) Professor Richard Thorpe, By (author) Jacky Holloway

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 358 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 30mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403947619
  • ISBN 13: 9781403947611
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 485,342

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This title offers a critical review of performance management from multiple perspectives, with messages for research and practice. It provides authoritative overviews of current knowledge on performance management in a wide range of fields and sectors. It engages with contemporary debates around stakeholders, accountability, evidence-based practice and research relevance. It includes contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Many authors draw on practical experience as managers in the private and public sectors.It takes a new look at performance management that goes beyond discipline approaches and explores how we might integrate thinking through inter-disciplinary research, informed by management practice. This impartial review traces the evolution of how performance is understood and comes from experts of over a dozen disciplines and sectors.

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Author information

RICHARD THORPE is professor of Management Development at Leeds University Business School and with Jacky Holloway and Tony Beasly a founding member of the British Academy of Management's Performance Management Special Interest Group. His research interests have focused on the behavioural implications of payment systems, their design and their effectiveness. More recently he has extended his intent to include the evolution of business knowledge particularly in the SME sector of the economy. JACKY HOLLOWAY is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Open University Business School, and founding member of the British Academy of Management's Performance Management Special Interest Group. Her research interests focus on the impact of performance measurement and improvement practices on organisational outcomes. She has developed materials for all of the Business School's teaching programmes and has chaired a number of course teams including an MBA elective on Performance Measurement and Evaluation. She has a background in National Health Service and trade union administration.