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Direct influence of human resource management practices on financial performance in Malaysian R&D companies

Adnan, Zurina and Abdullah, Hazman Shah and Ahmad, Jasmine (2011) Direct influence of human resource management practices on financial performance in Malaysian R&D companies. In: 14th International Business Research Conference, 28 - 30 April 2011, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. (Unpublished)

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Since 1996, the R&D sector in Malaysia has received greater attention than before. Despite fiscal and non-fiscal incentives provided to support the growth of this sector, the level of R&D measured in terms of R&D outputs(i.e. number of patent) is still dismal which is mirrored in the overall performance of local R&D companies. Many studies have investigated factors which influence the performance of organizations. The present study attempts to examine the influence of HRM practices on financial performance of R&D firms. The data for the study were obtained from survey responses from 64 R&D companies. Results of EFA and CFA confirmed the 4 dimensions of HRM practices: participation, reward, training and development, and teamwork practices. Regression results showed participation and reward practices have positive and significant influence on financial performance while training and development practice has negative influence on financial performance. There is no significant relationship between teamwork practice and financial performance. Overall, the findings of the present study provide partial support of universalistic perspective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic human resource management, R&D companies, financial performance, universalistic perspective.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 04:11
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 00:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3165

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