Volume 10 Issue 1 2014


Rafique Ahmed Khan
Faculty of Management Science Bahria University Karachi, Pakistan.

Mohammad Khasro Miah
School of Business North South University Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Amir Manzoor
Faculty of Management Science Bahria University Karachi, Pakistan.

Abstract The central point of this study was to demonstrate the similarity and difference of Human Resource Management (HRM) practices amongst the countries in South Asia. Through this paper, an in-depth study was undertaken to evaluate the validity of existing HRM practices in South Asian (SA) countries. An effort was made to examine the influences from the economic emergence in South Asia, the force of colonization, historical panorama, cultural similarities and dissimilarities, legal, economic, and political factors causing the change. Methodology/Sampling: The study is based on secondary data collected through extensive research on present and past literature available on the topic. Findings: HRM is in a reforming process towards the development of organizational transformation in South Asia. Also, contextual and contingency factors are determining the outcome of restructuring HRM practices in South Asia, identified as FDI, foreign MNCs’ influence, and bilateral relations among the SAARC members. Practical Implications: Due to cultural impediments, organizations are finding it difficult to implement modern HRM practices in true letter and spirit. This study may draw some lessons for the development and collaboration of novel opportunities of SAARC industries’ HRM practices in South Asia.
Keywords HRM Practices, SAARC, South Asia, Socioeconomic and Cultural Influence, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Multinational Corporations (MNCs).
Year 2014
Volume 10
Issue 1
Type Full Length Paper
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link
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