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Performance Management Systems

Performance Management Systems
An Experiential Approach

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October 2019 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

An experiential and skills-building approach, exploring the realities and complexities of performance management and encouraging a reflective, adaptable outlook and equipping readers to conduct performance management in the future.


The book presents the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of key topics in detail, with practical concepts or skills highlighted in terms of how they fit into the Performance Management system. Learning features include: 


  • “Developing PMS Skills” boxes, highlighting a particular skill
  • “PMS in Practice” boxes, showcasing real-life examples from around the world
  • “Experiential Exercises”, to encourage active learning

    A comprehensive suite of free online resources, including PowerPoint Slides, full journal articles, and self-review questions an be found at


    Suitable for Performance Management modules on Human Resource Management, General Management and Organisational Behaviour courses.

    Arup Varma and Pawan Budhwar
    Chapter 1: Introduction: Performance Management in Context
    Subhash C. Kundu, Archana Mor and Naresh Khatri
    Chapter 2: Performance Management and Business Strategy
    Shailendra Singh, M. H. Minai and Arup Varma
    Chapter 3: Goal Setting
    Peter Norlander and Arup Varma
    Chapter 4: Performance Information
    Caitlin Sockbeson and Angelo DeNisi
    Chapter 5: Defining and Measuring Performance
    Caitlin Sockbeson and Angelo DeNisi
    Chapter 6: Evaluating Performance
    Biyun Hu and Arup Varma
    Chapter 7: Motivation and Feedback
    Darren Wang and Arup Varma
    Chapter 8: Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships
    Arup Varma and Rosalie Tung
    Chapter 9: Performance Management for Expatriates
    Arup Varma and Pawan Budhwar
    Chapter 10: Implementing a Performance Management System


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    Student resources:

    ·       Weblinks

    ·       Journal Articles

    ·       Self-Review Questions

    ·       Skills Development Sections


    Lecturer resources:

    ·       Instructor’s Manual

    ·       PowerPoint Slides

    ·       Additional Case Studies

    The book is comprehensive about performance management systems. The experiential exercises may help students to make sense of the contents.

    Dr Sandra Costa
    Management School, Liverpool University
    February 24, 2021

    The content was excellent and fit for purpose. It covered a part of the module learning outcome on financial and non-financial measures of performance, including other relevant content of the module on 'service planning and budgeting in health and social care'. It also included relevant case study to facilitate learner engagement.

    Mrs Oghenenioborue Rume Okandeji-Barry
    Childhood, Social Work & Social Care, Chichester University
    July 8, 2020

    Arup Varma

    Arup Varma is Professor of Human Resource Management at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.  His research has been published in several leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management Review.  He is co-founder and past President of the Indian Academy of Management. More About Author

    Pawan Budhwar

    Pawan Budhwar is the 50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM at Aston Business school. More About Author

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