The Experience of performance appraisals for host country managers

Robin Kramar, Jane Maley

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This paper reports on an exploratory study using grounded theory to explore the extent, nature and limitations of performance appraisals for host country managers in a sector of the healthcare industry in Australia. The study found performance appraisals are widely used however, in most cases these appraisals are poorly done. The performance appraisal process is influenced by the emphasis given to the bottom line, the relationship with the supervisor and the effect of the parent strategy, structure and nationality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of organisations in global markets
Subtitle of host publicationconference proceedings 2005, British Academy of Management
EditorsM. Easterby-Smith, M. Sako
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBritish Academy of Management (BAM)
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)0954960815
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - Oxford, UK
Duration: 13 Sep 200515 Sep 2005


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
CityOxford, UK


  • performance appraisal
  • host country manager
  • Australia


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