Composite Indicators of Company Performance: A Literature Survey

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

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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
Number of pages34
JournalPerformance Improvement Quarterly
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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