The moderating role of employees’ cultural orientations in the performance of foreign manufacturing multinational companies in Kenya Journal Article


Authors: Dimba, Beatrice Akong'o; Rugimbana, Robert
Article Title: The moderating role of employees’ cultural orientations in the performance of foreign manufacturing multinational companies in Kenya
Abstract: Over the last ten years or so, significant differences of opinion have emerged ar ound two related issues. How to adequately implement strategic human resources strategies to improve firm performance and, whether or not a ‘ bundle of HR best practices ’ exists that can be applied in all contexts with predictable outcomes. In regards to the first issue, the question of whether a direct link between strategic human resources management (SHRM) practices and firm performance exists, the arguments are equivocal. Some studies have demonstrated the existence of direct links between SHRM practices and firm performance (Edwards & Wright, 2001). Other studies (Dimba, 2010; Katou & Budhwar, 2006) have shown that SHRM practices do not lead directly to business performance but rather they influence employee motivation. In other words, it is employee outcomes that ultimately influence performance.
Keywords: KENYA; ORGANIZATIONAL performance; Multinational companies
Journal Title: SA Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2013-09-11
Identifier: 10.4102/sajhrm.v11i1.453
Notes: Article published in SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 11, No 1 (2013), 11 pages. doi: 10.4102/sajhrm.v11i1.453