Unveiling Dubai's knowledge economy: a journey towards enhancing knowledge exchange and human capital

Al Ali, Mohamed Ibrahim, Khassawneh, Osama, Haak-Saheem, Washika, Zeng, Jing and Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338 (2023) Unveiling Dubai's knowledge economy: a journey towards enhancing knowledge exchange and human capital. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication. doi:10.1108/GKMC-06-2023-0214 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that influence the development of human capital by examining the interplay between different organizational mechanisms, including leadership, organizational culture, and HRM practices. This study aims to enhance our understanding of how knowledge exchange influences human capital, with a specific focus on the unique context of Dubai, an area and context that have been underexplored in this research domain. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study employed a survey-based approach, involving 611 participants working across different sectors based in Dubai. We used partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) as the statistical analysis method. Findings: The results of the study indicate that leadership behaviours have a predictive influence on organizational culture. In turn, organizational culture significantly affects knowledge exchange. Additionally, the study reveals that commitment-based HRM practices play a significant moderating role in the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge exchange. Originality: This study contributes to the existing literature by providing valuable insights into the interplay between leadership, organizational culture, and commitment-based HRM practices. By exploring these factors and their influence on knowledge exchange and human capital, the study enhances both the theoretical understanding and practical application in this field. Implications: The findings of this study have important implications for organizations in Dubai and beyond. Understanding the relationships between leadership, organizational culture, commitment-based HRM practices, and knowledge exchange can help organizations develop strategies to enhance their human capital. By fostering a positive organizational culture, implementing effective leadership practices, and adopting commitment-based HRM practices, organizations can promote knowledge exchange and ultimately improve their human capital development. Keywords: Leadership; knowledge exchange; human capital; organizational culture; Dubai

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Leadership; Knowledge exchange; Human capital; Organizational culture; Dubai
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: 20 Oct 2023 16:10
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2024 11:47
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13330

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