Publisher: Sage, 2004, 334 pages
Keywords: Performance Measurement
Linking various disciplines and management functions, Integrated Performance Management provides the reader with a concrete framework to manage organizations successfully. Verweire and Van den Berghe do not isolate a single strategy to manage performance. Instead, the book focuses on a range of strategies and allows the reader an introduction to each one.
The concepts under analysis were developed through intense dialogue with business managers. While maintaining academic rigour, Integrated Performance Management presents ideas that students will find relevant outside of the classroom.
Postgraduate and MBA students in a range of areas including Strategy, Accounting, Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, Leadership and Human Resource Management will find this book useful. Integrated Performance Management might also appeal to business managers since the frameworks presented in the book have practical relevance.
be forewarned: this book has a very Dutch-centric outlook. With that said, it isn't bad, but nothing to write home about either. In fact, it is a collection of articles on performance management by (mostly) Dutch academics.
If you want a snapshot of the Dutch academic view on performance management, go ahead and read it, as the articles ain't that bad. But otherwise, I see little reason to spend a few hours on this book.