Integrating Institutional Theory in Performance Management study

Jean Egbegi*, Pauline Loewenberger, John Clark

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a critical analysis of performance management literature and its underpinning theory through an in-depth analysis of the literature on performance management and the findings from an exploratory study on the interpretation of performance management within the Nigerian public health sector. The primary purpose of this paper is to highlights the need to integrate institutional theory within a performance management study because this would provide an in-depth understanding of the contextual factors affecting performance management within a study context. The implication of an in-depth understanding of the contextual factors would benefit practice or the enactment of performance management contextually because managers who are responsible for its enactment would have an in-depth understanding of the contextual factors within its context which would allow them to consider an alternative approach for the enactment of performance management. Theoretically, this provides a gateway for further performance management studies within the context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management 2019 Conference Proceedings
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
ISBN (Print)978-0-9956413-2-7
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2019
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20195 Sept 2019
Conference number: 33


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Institutional theory
  • performance management


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