Does Ownership of Higher Education Institute Influence its HRM Patterns? The Case of Pakistan

International Journals of Business and Management, Vol. 6, No. 10, pp. 230-241, October 2011

12 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2012

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Faisal Qadeer

The University of Lahore

Rashid Rehman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Munir Ahmad

National College of Business Administration and Economics

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET)

Date Written: October 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper compares HRM patterns - variables pertaining to HR department, HR strategy, integration, devolvement and organizational policies about long-term recruitment targets, monitoring of training effectiveness and means of communications - in public and private higher education institutes (HEIs) of Pakistan. Results of the survey from fifty-two HEIs show that public and private sector institutes are similar in most of their patterns of HRM. The significant difference of age and size has made no impact at all on structure, strategy and other characteristics of HRM. The centralized structure inherited from colonial period is prevailing especially in the public owned institutes. The presence of elite classes created during colonial period is resisting to any change. Private sector has shown a tremendous growth. Individuals or group of individuals representing the elite classes owns most of the private institutes. Therefore, the private institutes are not much different from the public one. There is resistance to HRM convergence in Pakistan and the high power distance culture is shaping many HRM policies and practices.

Keywords: Comparative HRM, Ownership, Higher education, Sectors, SHRM, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Qadeer, Faisal and Rehman, Rashid and Ahmad, Munir and Shafique, Muhammad, Does Ownership of Higher Education Institute Influence its HRM Patterns? The Case of Pakistan (October 1, 2011). International Journals of Business and Management, Vol. 6, No. 10, pp. 230-241, October 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2021751

Faisal Qadeer (Contact Author)

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Rashid Rehman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Munir Ahmad

National College of Business Administration and Economics ( email )

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National College of Business Administration & Econ
Lahore, Punjab 54660
Pakistan

Muhammad Shafique

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET) ( email )

G.T. Road Lahore
Lahore, 54890
Pakistan

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