InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleThe Impact of Saudi Arabia's Culture on Employee 'Knowledge Sharing' Motivational Rewards Within the Public and Private Sectors: The Case of Saudi Arabian Airlines
Primary AuthorHattan Alsharif, School of Engineering & Design, Brunel University
Pages 1115 - 1129
Article ID sdm14-118
Publication Date 01-May-16
Abstract Human resource management practices and policies of any organization are significantly influenced by the sets of norms and values that are common within the surrounding societal culture. This research will investigate the extent to which societal culture and employeesÕ values contribute in shaping the practices and policies of human resource management, compensation and rewards systems in particular in relation to motivating knowledge sharing across employees, in organizations within the public and private sectors, specifically the case of Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries department (SAEI) in Saudi Arabian Airlines. Also, in order to provide further details regarding the influence of societal cultures on a range of HR practices and in particular in relation to a range of reward systems to motivate knowledge sharing, interviews will be conducted along the different levels of management within Saudi Arabian Airlines. Furthermore, the research will pursue the employeesÕ opinions on the compensation and rewards systems and how they view them and which compensation and rewards systems motivate and appeal to them. Finally, based on the findings and outcomes of this research and interviews, conclusions and recommendations can be drawn out to provide explanations for this significance of societal cultures over HRM practices and policies.

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