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International HRM as an enabler in human capital development: A Saudi Arabian case study


Hecker, R and Almutairi, S and Holland, P, International HRM as an enabler in human capital development: A Saudi Arabian case study, Proceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, pp. 1-19. ISBN 978-0-9875968-1-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Using the human resource development and international human resource management literature this study examines the effects of international training on the development of human capital in a developing country. A survey of 200 Saudi Arabian students studying internationally found that despite the comparatively generous nature of funding and support while studying, the lack of pre-departure training resulted in less than optimum outcomes as did the uncertainty associate with return from some assignments. Developing human capital using sovereign wealth is a worthwhile objective for any country but planning should understand the imperatives from many decades of research in international human resource management.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:international HRM, retention, rewards, skills, employee engagement
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Hecker, R (Dr Rob Hecker)
ID Code:87649
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2013-11-28
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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