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War outside, ceasefire inside: An analysis of the performance appraisal system of a public hospital in a zone of conflict

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  • Giangreco, Antonio
  • Carugati, Andrea
  • Sebastiano, Antonio
  • Tamimi, Hadeel Al

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Our study examines the use of the performance appraisal system at Hebron Public Hospital (Palestine) during the second intifada, started in 2000. The aim of the article is to shed light on the reasons behind the use of performance appraisal systems in organizations operating in zones of conflicts, an area relatively neglected by HR scholars. To create the theoretical fundament we draw on mainstream literature on performance appraisal, contextualizing it to the Middle-Eastern context. From the literature analysis, we identify five guiding logics for the implementation and use of performance appraisal systems (). We use a multi-method approach, qualitative and quantitative, to analyze the longitudinal performance evaluation data over the period 2000–2002 for about 250 individuals. These data are complemented with interviews and observations in the field.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Evaluation and Program Planning.

Volume (Year): 35 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 161-170

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Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:35:y:2012:i:1:p:161-170

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Keywords: Performance appraisal system; Palestine; Zone of conflict; Public hospital;

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  1. Thang, Le Chien & Rowley, Chris & Quang, Truong & Warner, Malcolm, 2007. "To what extent can management practices be transferred between countries?: The case of human resource management in Vietnam," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 113-127, March.
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