Human Resource Management in Jordan: Challenges and Future Prospects

Mohammad, Tamara and Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338 (2022) Human Resource Management in Jordan: Challenges and Future Prospects. In: HRM in the Global South: A Critical Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 155-187. ISBN 978303098308

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This chapter focuses on human resource management (HRM) in Jordan, a relatively secular Middle Eastern country with high political stability. Given that Jordan suffers limited natural resources, the onus is falling on the development of its human resources which represent the country’s largest asset. However, the potential of HRM is not yet recognised in Jordan. Although HRM literature in the Middle East in general and Jordan in particular is rather scarce, we present the main aspects of the country’s socio-economic status and discuss the role of HRM in the current economic reforms. We also discuss the key factors that determine HRM policies and practices in the context of Jordan and explore the potential impact of the national unique institutional and cultural setting on HRM practice and the implications of the latter for theory and practice. The chapter also presents the key challenges and future developments in HRM in Jordan and concludes with a number of important areas for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 10:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:15

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