Reactions to Different Types of Forced Distribution Performance Evaluation Systems

@article{Blume2009ReactionsTD,
  title={Reactions to Different Types of Forced Distribution Performance Evaluation Systems},
  author={Brian D. Blume and Timothy T. Baldwin and Robert S. Rubin},
  journal={Journal of Business and Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={77-91}
}
PurposeWe isolate and describe four key elements that distinguish different forms of forced distribution systems (FDS). These key elements are the consequences for low performers, differentiation of rewards for top performers, frequency of feedback, and comparison group size. We examine how these elements influence respondents’ attraction to FDS.Design/methodology/approachUndergraduate students (n = 163) completed a policy capturing study designed to determine how these four FDS elements… 
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