Questioning Performance Measurement: Metrics, Organizations and Power
Taking a sociology of quantification perspective, this book traces the rise of performance measurement, questions its methods and objectivity, and examines the social significance of the flood of numbers through which value is represented and actors are held accountable.
An illuminating read for students, scholars and practitioners alike across Organization Studies, Sociology, Management and Business, Education and Public Policy and Administration.
- Hardback | 152 pages
- 148 x 210 x 22mm | 381g
- 14 May 2019
- Sage Publications Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
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05 Jan 2016
05 Feb 2015
13 Apr 2019
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Table of contents
What is Performance Measurement? Nuts, Bolts and Critical Issues
Perspectives on Performance Measurement
Making the Numbers: Performance Measurement in Business
Magical Numbers: Performance Measurement and Public Goods
Rethinking Performance Culture
Alan Scott, Professor of Sociology at the University of New England -- Alan Scott If you are interested in how individuals, organizations, and entire societies are being increasingly shaped by the application of metrics that capture `performance' - and everyone should be - this excellent book by Guy Redden is insightful, timely and a great read. It provides an important discussion of the social and political implications of measuring everything.
Professor Jenny M Lewis, Professor of Public Policy at The University of Melbourne -- Professor Jenny M Lewis
About Guy Redden