Strengthening the pay-performance link in government: A case study of Korea

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Abstract

In the era of globalization and borderless economies, performance improvement is not an option. It is a must for enhancing government's global competitiveness. Quality and performance of government employees need substantial improvement. In that regard, this study focuses on how performance-related pay (PRP) strategies strengthen the pay-performance link. Establishing PRP programs in government seems to be a good idea, but the Korean government's current experience with PRP shows a number of limitations. Recently, PRP and performance measures faced serious criticism from government employees for various reasons. PRP and performance measures must be improved in order to alleviate complaints and dissatisfaction. Cultural transformation, in particular, must occur for successful implementation of PRP measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-463
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Personnel Management
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

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Korea
Personnel
performance
Performance related pay
Performance pay
Government
employee
complaint
competitiveness
criticism
globalization
economy
Employees
Performance measures

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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