Title: The effects of HRM practices on organisational performance in Lebanese banks

Authors: Wael S. Zaraket; Ali Halawi

Addresses: Swiss Business School, Balz Zimmermannstrasse, 34/38, Building C, 8302, Kloten-Zurich, Switzerland ' School of Business, Lebanese International University, Mouseitbeh, Beirut, 146404, Lebanon

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the effects of human resource management (HRM) practices on organisational performance in the Lebanese banking sector, a sector that has been the main pillar of the Lebanese economy for the past 40 years. Twenty-three theoretically based hypotheses have been established that point to potential positive and negative relationships between HRM practices, mediating variables and organisational performance. The results demonstrate that HRM practices strongly affect organisational performance, a deduction that is not only consistent with the results of previous research on the subject, but also indicative of methods that are of ever-increasing significance to long-term development in organisations. This study has provided a new perception into HRM practices and organisational performance, reaching to the core of the role that mediating variables play in the network of relationships.

Keywords: HRM practices; human resource management; organisational performance; firm performance; Lebanon; banking industry; globalisation; bank HRM; banks.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2017.081531

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2017 Vol.10 No.1, pp.62 - 88

Published online: 12 Jan 2017 *

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