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Effects of Organizational Characteristics Factors on the Implementation of Strategic Human Resource Practices: Evidence from Malaysian Manufacturing Firms

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Author(s): Hazril Izwar IBRAHIM | Khairul Anuar Mohammad SHAH

Journal: Economia : Seria Management
ISSN 1454-0320

Volume: 16;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Strategic HRM practices | country of origin | firm age | firm size

ABSTRACT
The article investigates how organizational characteristics variables, such as firms’ country of origin, firms’ age and firms’ size, influence the implementation of strategic human resource (SHRM) practices in organizations. The article contributes towards understanding whether there are similarities in the adoption of SHRM practices between firms according to the abovementioned characteristics. A total of one hundred and twenty-one (121) manufacturing firms in the electrical and electronic sector in Malaysia participated in this study. The study discovers that firms in this sector practices average to high level of SHRM practices. Finally, among the three organizational context variables, only firm size showed significant difference in firms’ decision to adopt SHRM practices.
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