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High performance work system, external environment and high performance organization: moderating effect of organizational culture

Ozemoyah, Ugheoke Solomon (2016) High performance work system, external environment and high performance organization: moderating effect of organizational culture. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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In the current business environment, high performance is highly demanded among shareholders. Due to pressure, managers have been compelled to deliver quality output in order to achieve competitive advantage with minimum resources. It is important to adapt ideas and practices from time to time since organizations and environments are continuously improving. Consequently, this study examines the role of high performance work system (HPWS), external environment on high performance organization (HPO). This study also aims to identify the effect of organizational culture on the relationship between HPWS, external environment and HPO. A cross-sectional research design was conducted in this study. Data was collected from 354 SMEs in Nigeria that has spent a minimum of ten years in the business. The research hypotheses were tested using multiple and hierarchical regression analyses. Generally, with a few exceptions, high performance work system (HPWS) is significantly and positively related to the achievement of high performance organization (HPO). Organizational culture plays a significant role in moderating the relationship between HPWS and HPO. The results also show that external environment has significant effects on HPO. On the contrary, organizational culture does not moderate the relationship between external environment and HPO. This study contributes to the enrichment of the literature on HPWS, external environment, organizational culture and HPO by proposing a model that was empirically tested on the validity and reliability in predicting HPO. Lastly, the managerial, policy and theoretical implication are presented. The limitations of the study and suggestions for future study are included in this regard.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HPO, HPWS, external environment, SMEs in Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD58.7 Organizational Behavior.
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 29 May 2017 10:42
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6258

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