Standardized Performance Management: A Study in JVs in China

  • Niklas Lindholm
Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)


‘Performance management’ (PM) is an integral part of most HRM processes (Waldman, 1997), China not withstanding. The process may provide the means for the MNC to evaluate and continually improve individual, subsidiary unit, and company performance against clearly defined, pre-set objectives linked to company strategy (Dowling, Welch and Schuler, 1999). Studies have demonstrated that PM may have positive effects on employees’ commitment, job satisfaction and job performance (Fletcher and Williams, 1997). Studies have also shown that, provided that the design and the implementation of PM is appropriate, it tends to be the HRM process which is most likely to make a significant contribution to company performance (Williams, 1991; Sparrow and Hiltrop, 1994; Rheem, 1996).


Human Resource Management Performance Objective Performance Feedback Performance Appraisal Subsidiary Manager 
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