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The impact of high-performance human resource practices on the research performance and career success of academics in Saudi Arabia

The impact of high-performance human resource practices on the research performance and career success of academics in Saudi Arabia
The impact of high-performance human resource practices on the research performance and career success of academics in Saudi Arabia

Purpose: This paper explores the impact of high-performance human resource practices (HPHRPs) on the research performance and career success of academics. Design/methodology/approach: Survey data was collected from 586 faculty members in the five largest public universities in Saudi Arabia. Findings: The findings suggest that the HPHRPs of internal mobility and recognition had a strong impact on faculty members' career success and that these relationships were mediated by research performance. In addition, the study also found that the HPHRPs of training and recognition positively influenced research performance, while, surprisingly, the HPHRPs of participation in decision-making were found to have a negative effect on faculty members' research performance. Originality/value: This study is original in combining research in human resource management (HRM) and career studies to develop a model that explains academic research performance and career success from the lens of HR practices. The results also provide leaders in Saudi Arabia's public higher education sector with empirical data on the impact of HPHRPs on academic research performance and career success.

Academic research performance, Career success, High-performance HR practices
1362-0436
671-690
Alshaikhmubarak, Abdulrahman
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Da Camara, Nuno
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Alshaikhmubarak, Abdulrahman
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Da Camara, Nuno
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Alshaikhmubarak, Abdulrahman, Da Camara, Nuno and Baruch, Yehuda (2020) The impact of high-performance human resource practices on the research performance and career success of academics in Saudi Arabia. Career Development International, 25 (6), 671-690. (doi:10.1108/CDI-09-2019-0209).

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Purpose: This paper explores the impact of high-performance human resource practices (HPHRPs) on the research performance and career success of academics. Design/methodology/approach: Survey data was collected from 586 faculty members in the five largest public universities in Saudi Arabia. Findings: The findings suggest that the HPHRPs of internal mobility and recognition had a strong impact on faculty members' career success and that these relationships were mediated by research performance. In addition, the study also found that the HPHRPs of training and recognition positively influenced research performance, while, surprisingly, the HPHRPs of participation in decision-making were found to have a negative effect on faculty members' research performance. Originality/value: This study is original in combining research in human resource management (HRM) and career studies to develop a model that explains academic research performance and career success from the lens of HR practices. The results also provide leaders in Saudi Arabia's public higher education sector with empirical data on the impact of HPHRPs on academic research performance and career success.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 August 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 October 2020
Published date: 16 October 2020
Keywords: Academic research performance, Career success, High-performance HR practices

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Local EPrints ID: 443581
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443581
ISSN: 1362-0436
PURE UUID: 15aef49e-4bab-4fb1-a25b-7e96942c8886
ORCID for Yehuda Baruch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0678-6273

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Date deposited: 03 Sep 2020 01:47
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:33

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Author: Nuno Da Camara
Author: Yehuda Baruch ORCID iD

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