The relationship between High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs) and turnover intention among employees of manufacturing Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Danielle Bridget Clarke, (2016) The relationship between High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs) and turnover intention among employees of manufacturing Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This study is focusing on the relationship between High Performance Work Practices and the turnover intention among the employees in the Small and Medium Enterprises in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Being the second largest state in Malaysia it is inconceivable in knowing the numbers of SME establishments in Sabah are low in comparison to the other smaller states which generate higher establishment figures. In spite of the continuous effort by the Malaysian government in promoting numerous SME activities in the country, there has been yet a hidden struggle for these SME organizations to retain their employees. Based on previous studies, there are nine practices which are known to be applied in majority of SME organizations, namely compensation, performance appraisal, salary, training and development, job security, job enrichment, voice, employee engagement and employee empowerment. Previous studies have shown that these nine practices are related in influencing an employee turnover intention. However, the findings for this study have shown that only Job Enrichment is not significantly related towards turnover intention. These findings provide a whole new dimension in the pattern of labor and industrial relations practices in Sabah's SMEs particularly within the manufacturing sector.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: employees, SMEs, turnover intention, work performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2017 22:36
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2017 22:36
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17807

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