The Complementary Use of Experiments and Field Data to Evaluate Management Practices: The Case of Subjective Performance Evaluations

35 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015

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Patrick Kampkötter

University of Tuebingen - Department of Managerial Accounting

Dirk Sliwka

University of Cologne - Department of Business Administration and Human Resource Management; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

Most firms rely on subjective evaluations by supervisors to assess their employees' performance. This article discusses the implementation of such appraisal processes, exploring the use of multiple research methods such as the analysis of personnel records, survey data, and lab and field experiments to study them in detail. We argue that the complementary use of these methods helps to build a better understanding of how subjective evaluations are conducted and appraisal systems should be designed.

Keywords: subjective performance evaluation, performance appraisals, management practices, experiments, field data, LPP

JEL Classification: D22, J33, M12, M52

Suggested Citation

Kampkötter, Patrick and Sliwka, Dirk, The Complementary Use of Experiments and Field Data to Evaluate Management Practices: The Case of Subjective Performance Evaluations. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9285. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2655325

Patrick Kampkötter (Contact Author)

University of Tuebingen - Department of Managerial Accounting ( email )

Germany

Dirk Sliwka

University of Cologne - Department of Business Administration and Human Resource Management ( email )

Koln, 50923
Germany

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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