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Cultural implications for the appraisal process

Stefan Groeschl (Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour and HRM at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario NIG 2WI, Canada)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 March 2003

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Abstract

According to numerous cross‐cultural and comparative management studies, management perceptions and approaches differ across cultures, in particular, the management of human resources (HR). This article presents a number of implications for the appraisal process and its different functions and characteristics when applied within a cross‐cultural context. Culture is identified as an important factor influencing the understanding and interpretation of the appraisal process, its development, implementation, and other appraisal related elements and functions. Challenges for practitioners include the adaptation of HR procedures and practices to local cultures; managers to be aware of and sensitive to employees holding different cultural value and belief systems which might lead them to approach HR tools such as the appraisal process differently. Managers also need to focus on the objectives of the appraisal process and be open to pursuing different routes to get there, depending upon cultural circumstances.

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Groeschl, S. (2003), "Cultural implications for the appraisal process", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 67-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527600310797540

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