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HRM sophisticication ans SME performance : a case of readymade garment manufacturers and exporters in Lahore, Pakistan

Rauf, Muhammed Abdull (2007) HRM sophisticication ans SME performance : a case of readymade garment manufacturers and exporters in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Abstract:The focus of this study1 is to investigate HRM sophistication (application of formal HRM policies and practices) in successful SMEs and comparing it with poor performing and/or unsuccessful SMEs. Our assumption is that more formal HRM policies and practices lead to better firm performance (Nguyen and Bryant, 2004). The aim is to investigate the current state of HRM policies and practices employed in SMEs in Pakistan, in order to identify the HRM systems adopted by successful SMEs. We will also study the relevant factors (contextual, institutional and cultural) that may influence HRM sophistication in this specific context of Pakistan. A survey will be conducted with the help of preliminary interviews with 5-10 % of the sample SMEs at the start. The survey will explore the HRM sophistication (HRM system, policies and practices) and firm performance with a focus on identifying possible dissimilarities of HRM policies and practices between successful and unsuccessful SMEs. Finally, results of this study will provide information about ‘HRM sophistication’ that have a positive association with firm performance for recommendation and benefit to unsuccessful SMEs.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/57901
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