Title: The effect of human resource practices on building learning organisations: evidence from Malaysian manufacturing firms

Authors: Hussein Norashikin, Amir Ishak Noormala, Noordin Fauziah, Mohd Daud Norzaidi, Siong Choy Chong

Addresses: Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Student Affairs Department, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Research Management Institute/Accounting Research Institute, Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. ' Putra International College, Lot 1838, Mukim Bukit Katil, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia

Abstract: The current study attempts to examine the link between human resource practices and the efforts of building a learning organisation. This link has received very little research attention to date. In general, the statistical results obtained from 37 manufacturing firms in Malaysia indicate significant positive relationships between human resource practices and being a learning organisation. This study suggests that a learning organisation can be developed by rewarding desirable learning behaviours when individual performance improves. Subsequently, it also aids organisations in the design of a performance management scheme that supports the development of individuals in organisations.

Keywords: human resource practices; learning organisations; innovation; manufacturing firms; Malaysia; performance management; employee development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2009.023290

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2009 Vol.6 No.3, pp.259 - 274

Available online: 17 Feb 2009

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