Performance Management in Nigeria's Public Health Sector: Development and Issue

Jean Egbegi, Pauline Loewenberger, John Clark

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The implication of this research impacts on improving health care delivery and a foundation for empirical studies on Performance Management (PM) within the Nigerian public health sector. This study critically explored PM within Nigeria’s public health sector drawing on two influential PM frameworks (Ferreira and Otley, 2009; Atkinson, 2012) to understand the development of PM and identify issues affecting it within the sector. An interpretivist philosophy was adopted following an abductive reasoning and a case study research strategy. 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted with staff from a federal government hospital in Nigeria and were analysed using thematic analysis on NVivo. Findings indicate there is an existing practice of PM but is described using other words. The practice draws from both frameworks (Ferreira and Otley 2009; Atkinson 2012). Finally, issues affecting the practice of PM were identified as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Academy of Management 2018 Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
ISBN (Print)978-0-9956413-1-0
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2018
EventBritish Academy of Management Conference - University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sept 20186 Sept 2018
Conference number: 32


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • performance management
  • Nigeria
  • Public health


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