Title: Human resource management practices and project success in hydel projects of Pakistan: moderation of Islamic work ethics and country of origin

Authors: Masood Elahi; Muhammad Shakil Ahmad; Muhammad Fahim Aamir

Addresses: Department of Management Sciences, Comsats University Islamabad, Attock Campus, Pakistan ' Department of Management Sciences, Comsats University Islamabad, Attock Campus, Pakistan ' Department of Management Sciences, Preston University Kohat, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan

Abstract: Recognition of human resource management practices by professional bodies has continuously evolved since it has been realised that the employees play a pivotal role in the success of any project. The hypothesis of the study explores the direct impact amid relationship of selected HRM practices: 'employee recruitment and selection (ERS)', 'employee training and development (ETD)', 'employee performance appraisal (EPA)', 'employee compensation system (ECS)' and project success (PS) as well as the moderating effect of environmental factors of Islamic work ethics (IWE) and country of origin (COO) in hydel projects of Pakistan. The study is cross-sectional based on the survey questionnaire data collected from 357 personnel. The results of the study will help the national/multinational firms to focus on efforts for the hydroelectric generation in Pakistan in further strengthening their human resource productivity by extending attention to the factors of concerns vis-à-vis HRM practices.

Keywords: HRM practices; project success; Islamic work ethics; IWE; country of origin; COO; hydel projects; Pakistan.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2020.109680

Middle East Journal of Management, 2020 Vol.7 No.5, pp.425 - 451

Received: 08 Apr 2019
Accepted: 18 Jul 2019

Published online: 18 May 2020 *

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