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The impact of human resource management practices and the implementation of quality management systems on business performance: an empirical study of Sri Lankan manufacturing firms - a conceptual model

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Lalith Nimal Senaweera ,

CEO- Sri Lanka Standards Institution, LK
About Lalith Nimal
Retired Director General
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K. A. S. Dhammika

University of Kelaniya, LK
About K. A. S.
Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
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Abstract

This study proposed a framework for the moderating effect of Firm Size and the Firm Age (Years of implementation of Quality Management Practices) on the Impact of Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices and the Implementation of Quality Management System (QMS) on business performance of manufacturing firms in Sri Lanka. However, the extensive Literature review revealed that relatively few studies have attempted to consider the relationship between Total Quality Management (TQM) and business performance, ISO 9000 certified companies and business performance, and HRM practices and business performance by researchers in different countries including Sri Lanka in the different context.

 

The majority of the studies conducted on the relationships between the constructs have presented different findings. Moreover, no studies have been conducted to determine the moderating effect of the variables like Firm Size and Firm Age (Years of implementation of Quality Management System) on the relationship of HRM practices and business performance in manufacturing firms and also the moderating effect of the same variables on the relationship between the Implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and business performance in manufacturing firms. In order to bridge the gap in the literature, this study proposes a conceptual model identifying two moderating variables Firm Size and Firm Age (years of Implementation of QMS) based on the extensive review of the literature. Hence, a research framework has been propounded to ascertain the relationships between the constructs in a future study.

 

This conceptual model is significant to policy makers, government, regulators, and financial Institutions on the need to provide information on moderating effect of variables to the real and potential entrepreneurs for manufacturing firms’ development in Sri Lanka. In addition, the conceptual model will serve as additional literature on the business performance of manufacturing firms in emerging economies like Sri Lanka that has not been explored.
How to Cite: Senaweera, L.N. & Dhammika, K.A.S., (2017). The impact of human resource management practices and the implementation of quality management systems on business performance: an empirical study of Sri Lankan manufacturing firms - a conceptual model. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management. 12(1), pp.17–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v12i1.40
Published on 10 Aug 2017.
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