Activity Information

  •    30/04/2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  •    Blauwe Zaal, Universiteitstraat 6, 9000 Gent (ground floor)

Seminar: 'Performance management: drowning by numbers'

Although New Public Management comes in all sorts and shapes, undeniably accountability for performance is increasing across higher education systems. The need for increased efficiency and effectiveness pushes higher education institutions to consider the adoption of employee performance management systems. As such, there has been a growth of Human Resource Management and employee performance management practices in higher education institutions such as planning, monitoring, and evaluation of employees. The adoption of these systems present challenges for the management within these institutions. According to the literature, most adoptions of these performance management instruments should lead to a higher organizational performance. But what is the value of these management-tools for the individual employee in higher education? Does it make them happy, committed and engaged? And how does it affect the profession within the higher education institutions in terms of workload and professional choices?

Lecturer: Prof. Adelien Decramer (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University)

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 (10.30 – 12.00)

Coordination and contact: Ms. Meta Gorup (


The seminar is part of the series 'Higher Education: Global challenges and multi-disciplinary perspectives.'

In a series of eight seminars, internationally recognised scholars will address some of the most salient issues in higher education research, such as the position and role of students in higher education, public vs. private higher education, internationalisation and mobility, performance management, access to higher education and Europeanization.