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An Empirical Investigation into the Role of Human Resource Management on the Organizational Performance of Selected Food Processing Companies in Nigeria

Adamu, Saddiqah Abdullahi (2018) An Empirical Investigation into the Role of Human Resource Management on the Organizational Performance of Selected Food Processing Companies in Nigeria. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In an era where overall quality is of principal prominence, excellence can only be actualized by the successful application of human resources. The management of human resources requires offering an optimum return on the business's investment in its people. It is a business-driven role whose effectiveness depends on an in-depth understanding of an organization’s strategic business direction, as well as the capacity to effect paramount decisions and policies. As a result of an ever changing business environment, there are many fluctuations happening quickly that affect human capital. The objective of the study was to examine the role of human resources management on the performance of selected food processing companies in Nigeria. This study employed a survey research design to garner relevant data and descriptive statistics was applied to present the data collated. Primary data was obtained for the analysis in the research work. The parameters that were functional for the study were human resources management being the independent variable and performance of selected food processing companies in Nigeria being the dependent variable. The sample size was a total of two hundred and ten (210) staff of selected food processing companies in Nigeria. The Ordinary Least Squares regression findings revealed that employee performance of food processing companies in Nigeria were influenced significantly by training and development (β1= 0.674), sales force productivity of food processing companies in Nigeria were influenced significantly by employee welfare and reward (β2= 0.735) and organizational sustainability of food processing companies in Nigeria were influenced significantly by recruitment and succession planning (β3= 0.806). This research work filled the gap in the corporate performance literature by stressing the influence of human resources management in contributing to organizational performance. The study resolved that human resources management has a substantial effect on the performance of food processing companies in Nigeria. It is a point that to succeed in the chaotic and stormy business environ, companies need to remain innovative to maintain competitive advantage. It is this insatiable need to lead the pack that human capital management emerges a treasured tool for management to guarantee success.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Food Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 17:42
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 17:42
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3368

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