Implementation of High Performance Work System in Public Organizations: Implication to Organizational Performance

  •  Solomon Ugheoke    
  •  Nadaa Amer Al-Rawas    
  •  Mohd Mohd Isa    
  •  Wan Wan Mohd Noor    


A principal concern among organizational researchers is to understand why some organizations irrespective of size and location outperform others. High performance work system (HPWS) offers an explanation for this phenomenon. HPWS gives organizations the competitive advantage over others. While it has been established that HPWS affect the performance of organizations within a large and complex organizations, less have been empirically established if it also create benefit for public organizations. This has generated concerns among organizational researchers. Following this argument, this study examines this theoretical gap with a survey data collected from employees in the public sector organization. Overall, three dimensions of HPWS were identified by the researchers and the level of awareness was assessed on a seven point Likert scale. We found that two out of the three identified dimensions of HPWS has a positive relationship with organizational performance. 

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