Composite Indicators of Company Performance: A Literature Survey

Qinqin Zeng*, Wouter W.A. Beelaerts van Blokland, Sicco C. Santema, Gabriël Lodewijks

*Corresponding author for this work

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Composite indicators (CIs) are needed for decision makers to effectively benchmark holistic company performance. Composite indicators at macro levels are inappropriate to be implemented at the company level. By a literature survey, this article identified 29 individual methods for constructing CIs, 17 specific business sectors where CIs have been utilized in practice, and the motor vehicle manufacturing sector as the most studied sector. This article identified nine problems and provided four recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-418
JournalPerformance Improvement Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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