Performance feedback mechanism is one of the core propositions of the behavioral theory of the firm. It provides an important analysis perspective for studying strategic behaviors, such as firm innovation and change. However, the performance feedback mechanism has its inherent complexity. The theoretical predictions are not consistent, the empirical findings are staggered, and the measurement methods are different. This paper systematically reviews relevant literature and research topics, analyzes when and why the organization responds to performance feedback, proposes the classification and nature of different response behaviors, and identifies the problems in the operationalization of aspiration. Based on an integrated review of the existing literature, we explore and propose future research directions in the field of performance feedback and organizational responses.
Performance Feedback and Organizational Responses:A Literature Review and Prospects
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 41, Issue 10, pp. 86 - 108 (2019) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2019.10.007
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Li Can, Lv Weixing, Zhou Changhui. Performance Feedback and Organizational Responses:A Literature Review and Prospects[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2019, 41(10): 86-108.