Can learning organisation and affective commitment contribute towards employee retention: the case of engineering organisations in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries?

Abou Khadra, W., Nachmias, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7071-0997 and Chen, G., 2017. Can learning organisation and affective commitment contribute towards employee retention: the case of engineering organisations in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries? In: 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe (UFHRD), Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2017.

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Abstract

This working paper presents the key parameters of an exploratory study on the role of learning organisation (LO) and affective commitment (AC) towards employee retentions amongst engineering companies in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCCC). It seeks to address current knowledge gap and evaluate the applicability of the LO model across national boundaries with an emphasis of the role of culture as an influencing factor to determine perception around LO within GCC context, as well as to assess how LO and AC might impact the employees' retention. A pragmatic (positivistic/realistic) epistemology has been adopted to design the data collection approach through two stages: first stage will be verifying the key dimensions of LO within engineering organisations through in-depth interviews with employees. This is given the nature of the study at the first stage to be inductive to identify those key dimensions. Second stage will be testing key hypothesis through a multi-level survey. The study has developed a framework by considering the Fifth Discipline of Peter Senge (1992) and Pedler (1997) and Marsick and Watkins' Dimensions of Learning Organisation (DLOQ) instruments to achieve the study objectives. The framework has taken into consideration the individual, group and organisational levels of LO. The study will provide useful insights to inform policy makers, organisations and Human Resource professionals' future thinking on managing individual talents in the region.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Abou Khadra, W., Nachmias, S. and Chen, G.
Date: June 2017
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 May 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:14
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30592

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