Title: Addressing the lack of empirical data on global performance management: developing a research strategy and assessing initial empirical evidence – a research note

Authors: Cordula Barzantny, Marion Festing, Peter J. Dowling, Allen D. Engle Sr.

Addresses: Groupe ESC Toulouse Business School, 20, Bd Lascrosses, BP 7010, F-31068 Toulouse Cedex 7, France. ' ESCP Europe, Berlin Campus, Heubnerweg 6, 14059 Berlin, Germany. ' School of Management, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3086, Australia. ' Business and Technology Center, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102, USA

Abstract: This work aspires to improve the methodological way of empirical data collection and to provide data to validate Global Performance Management (GPM) research frameworks. Despite the existing various conceptual and theoretical frameworks for GPM, the empirical evidence is still in its infancy. We draw detailed implications for the empirical research on GPM based on the challenges already outlined in cross-national and cross-cultural research methodology. Our research in progress focuses at deepening our knowledge for investigating GPM using the interplay between frameworks and secondary data from case studies on GPM systems in European MNCs.

Keywords: global performance management; empirical data collection; European MNCs; Europe; multinational corporations.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2011.038818

European Journal of International Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.2, pp.200 - 203

Published online: 03 Mar 2011 *

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