University of Hertfordshire

Institutional Factors and High-Performance Work Organisations (HPWOs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

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  • Raphael Oseghale
  • Richard Nyuur
  • Yaw Debrah
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement Science: Foundations and Innovations
EditorsCharolina Machando, Paulo Davim
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Chapter9
Pages199-218
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)23650540
ISBN (Print)23650532
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Mar 2019

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the institutional factors that facilitate or impede the development of high-performance work organisations (HPWOs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is based on the premise that the adoption of institutional perspective across regional hubs is pertinent in revealing and capturing the various factors influencing the creation of high-performance organisations in Africa. We argue that regulatory, normative, sociocultural institutional factors facilitate but also impede the development of HPWOs in SSA. Building on the high-performance work practice (HPWP) model, we uncover the interactive relationship between HPWPs and the ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO) model of human resource management and how organisations can deploy them for the attainment of HPWO status.

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