International Performance Appraisal Policies and Practices

  • Haiying Kang
  • Jie Shen


This research provides important insights into how South Korean MNEs manage and what approaches they adopt to managing performance appraisals in their Chinese subsidiaries. It reveals that South Korean MNEs tended to adopt the ethnocentric approach to managing performance appraisal practices for expatriates and an integrative approach for HCNs in their Chinese subsidiaries due to the relative strength effect and contextual differences between China and South Korea. Based on the findings, it can be argued that MNEs originating from advanced economies and operating in less-developed countries tend to adopt an ethnocentric approach to international performance appraisals. Conversely, MNEs from less-developed economies operating in developed countries are more likely to adopt a multi-domestic (localized) approach to international performance appraisals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haiying Kang
    • 1
  • Jie Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Management, RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Shenzhen Audencia Business School (SABS)Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina

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