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An investigation of the perceived human resource factors that contributed to success of acquisitions of the Malaysian domestic banks

Sim, David Huay Chuang (2016) An investigation of the perceived human resource factors that contributed to success of acquisitions of the Malaysian domestic banks. DBA thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Acquisition activity is common among firms and banks as this is one of the strategic tools they use for their expansions and organizational growth. However, the government directed acquisitions on Malaysian domestic banks to date, is still an exceptional case as no such exercise has been practised by any country at the national level. Although several studies have been conducted to measure the success of directed bank acquisitions using financial indicators, not many studies have been carried out to measure the influence of factors such as human resource competencies, human resource development programmes, corporate work culture and leadership style, on the success of the acquisitions. For the purpose of this study, a total of 139 respondents were randomly sampled from 8 Malaysian domestic banks. The respondents included chairperson and those who are directly or indirectly involved in the acquisitions of the Malaysian domestic banks. Using SPSS, the data collected were analysed descriptively, tested using normality tests, Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability Test, Pearson Correlation Analysis and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis. The Pearson Correlation Analysis showed that all the 4 Independent Variables and the one Dependent Variable are all positively correlated and significant. The Regression Analysis proved that all the 4 hypotheses are significant and accepted. The findings proved that all the 4 predicting Independent Variables, namely human resource competencies, human resource development programmes, corporate work culture and leadership style positively and significantly contributed to 55.9 per cent of the criterion Dependent Variable, that is the success of the acquisitions of the Malaysian domestic banks. The findings also discovered two most significant factors, namely human resource competencies and human resource development programmes. The implication of the overall findings suggested that human resource elements play significant roles in ensuring the success of the banks’ directed acquisitions.

Item Type: Thesis (DBA)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bank acquisitions, Asian Financial Crisis, Human Resource success factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5549-5549.5 Personnel Management. Employment
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 12:20
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 12:20
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6335

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