Adoption of Human Resource Information Systems in Developing Countries: An Empirical Study

  •  G. M. Quaosar    


There is an inadequate understanding of the successful use and effects of a human resource information system (HRIS) in a developing country context. Given this backdrop, this study plans to explore the determinants impact on HRIS adoption in a developing country. A research model was developed after studying the existing literature, and a questionnaire was developed accordingly to collect data through a purposive sampling method.

Materials and Methods: To assess adoption of human resource information system, this study applied the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Data were collected from HR executives and HR professionals of different private and public organizations situated in Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) and Chittagong (commercial capital of Bangladesh), Bangladesh. To analyze the data, researcher applied partial least square method based on structural equation modeling.

Results: The study found that the research factors performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, facilitating condition as well as the extended factors of UTAUT model employee involvement and training support (p < 0.05) had a weighty influence on HRIS adoption.

Conclusions: The findings of this study may become beneficial for the human resource department of various organizations (public, private and others) of developing countries like Bangladesh by adopting HRIS.

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