Managing employee performance in small organisations: challenges and opportunities

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Nankervis, Alan and Stanton, Pauline (2010) Managing employee performance in small organisations: challenges and opportunities. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management , 10 (2). pp. 136-151. ISSN 1465-6612 (print) 1741-5160 (online)


The management of employee performance is recognised as one of the most important elements of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). This paper reports on a qualitative research study of the application of performance theory and practice in a sample of small organisations in Melbourne, Australia. The findings suggest that the difficulties for small organisations in performance management application are of different kinds than larger ones and provide just as many challenges and opportunities, but are more heavily reliant on the interpersonal skills and competencies of their managers to achieve similar aims.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1504/IJHRDM.2010.03144
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Keywords ResPubID20817, performance management, small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, micro-businesses, SHRM, strategic human resource management, employee performance, performance theory, Melbourne, Australia, interpersonal skills, competencies, managers, human resource development, HRD
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