Performance Measurement and Rewarding


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the module is to give the student knowledge about the economic problems related to job design and design of performance measurements and incentive systems in organisations.

This module advances the student´s knowledge of management control through discussions of performance measurement systems, including design criteria, design choices, target setting, evaluation of performance, and rewarding, as well as social norms and values related to performance incentives

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • theories and theoretical concepts that forms the basis of the module’s analyses.
  • central aspects of the module’s theories, issues and models and is able to exemplify and explain these.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • analysing problems related to the provision of incentives in organisations by using theories and models from the module.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • coming up with solution-oriented proposals for the issues discussed in the subject on the basis of the analyses.
  • critically reflecting on design solutions proposed by theories and models applied at the module.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examPerformance Measurement and Rewarding
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePræstationsmåling og belønningsstrukturer
Module codeKAØKS202010
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities