Internal Performance Evaluation: The Case of Bank Branches

Emili Grifell-Tatjé, Pilar Marquès Gou

Research output: Working paper


This paper proposes a new approach for gauging the performance of branch managers
of a financial institution by defining a Measure of Internal Performance (MIP). Our
proposal is different from others existing in the literature in two main aspects. Firstly, it
is consistent with the requirements of internal evaluation because it uses the managers’
real preferences instead of assuming them. Secondly, it takes into account that each
branch has a different target to achieve according to its specific characteristics. We
show how MIP can be used as a management tool. This measure is grounded in extant
theory, especially in the recent disappointment models proposed by Jia, Dyer and Butler
(2001). This paper is one of the very first to apply the disappointment models to
evaluate the internal performance of an organisation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameBarcelona Economics Working Paper Series


  • banking
  • branch
  • performance measurement
  • disappointment models


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