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Title: The experience of HR practices and processes in organisations in Lebanon
Author: Achkar, Roger El
ISNI:       0000 0004 8498 355X
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2019
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This study aims to find out how Lebanese culture influences HRM practices within different types of organisations operating in Lebanon. It explores the effects of globalization on the work environment in Lebanon, the distinctive features of the Lebanese HRM practices, and the ways in which best practice may be considered useful in the context of HRM in the country. The research integrates qualitative and quantitative data in a sequential exploratory strategy. This was achieved by gathering quantitative data from an online survey targeting Lebanese HR professionals via social media networks. The survey was followed by semi-structured interviews with professionals, the majority of them responsible for HR in their organisations. The research highlights how HR practice is fundamentally informed by the particular cultural context of Lebanon, and that this has implications on the development of HRM as a profession, which has not yet achieved the status of essential, objective and strategic occupation. The study contributes to the limited knowledge on human resource management practices in Lebanon and the literature around the impact of national culture on the organisation and its HR policies and practices. The thesis also adds to the literature around the segregation in employment on the basis of gender. In particular, the study fills gaps in the literature about the segregation at work based on marital status and age. In addition to the novel technique of using a professional social network such as LinkedIn to collect valuable quantitative data, the results produced by this research can be used by Lebanese HR professionals for the development and improvement of HRM practices at their organisations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Soc.Sci.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Thesis