The Impact of Performance Management Under Environmental Turbulence
The American Review of Public Administration
Performance management is an established concept in the public sector, with several empirical studies supporting its beneficial impact on organizational performance. Research on performance management, however, is still in initial stages and mostly examines the impact of this practice under stable environmental conditions. This study adds to the literature by analyzing the effect of this system on performance of local transit agencies in a turbulent environment characterized by the Great Recession and its aftermath. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) on survey responses from 162 local transit agencies in the United States is used to extract the four components of performance management, namely, formal strategic planning, logical incrementalism, performance measurement, and performance information use. Ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analysis shows that an independent use of formal strategic planning and logical incrementalism has a negative impact on organizational performance under turbulence. Performance measurement and a blend of formal strategic planning and logical incrementalism, however, show a positive impact.
Pasha, Obed and Poister, Theodore H., "The Impact of Performance Management Under Environmental Turbulence" (2018). Urban Publications. 0 1 2 3 1598.
Pasha, O., & Poister, T. H. (2019). The Impact of Performance Management Under Environmental Turbulence. The American Review of Public Administration, 49(4), 441–453. https://doi.org/10.1177/0275074018814245