An Exploratory Study of HRM: Configurations and Practices across Publicly-listed Australian and Malaysian Construction Companies

By Renard Y. J. Siew and Hiyam al-Kilidar.

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HRM is one of the most poorly understood areas in construction management despite an increasing recognition of its importance.This paper discusses the results of a survey conducted across 78 publicly-listed Australian and Malaysian construction companies. Relative Importance Index (RII) was used to determine the most dominant HRM configuration utilised in these companies. Also, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to determine HRM parameters at a project level. Overall, the survey results confirmed Hofstede’s cross cultural analysis across these two regions.

Keywords: HRM Configurations

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp.385-402. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.535MB).

Renard Y. J. Siew

Researcher, Department of Engineering Construction and Management, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Hiyam al-Kilidar

Lecturer, Department of Engineering Construction and Management of UNSW, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr.Hiyam is currently a lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering UNSW. She has vast experience teaching in areas such as Engineering Operations and Control, Project Management and HRM. Her research interests include quality management, HRM, ethical and cultural issues in management and quality management.

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