Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


The Impact of Sustainable Human Resource Practices on Employee Behaviour: The Case of Pharmaceutical Sector in Jordan

Author(s): Naser Khdour, Eyad A. Shaban, Zeyad Alkhazali, Atef T. Al Raoush

 This study aims to examine the impact of sustainable human resource practices in terms of working conditions, health and work safety, professional development, employee right, and internal communication on employee behaviour in the pharmaceutical sector of Jordan. A cross- sectional research design was applied following a quantitative approach to collect data from 300 employees using a self-administrated questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the research hypotheses. Working conditions, health and work safety, professional development, employee rights, and internal communication significantly influenced on employees’ behaviour. This study finds out that sustainable human resource practices helped in inducing engagement among the employee, and consequently promoted employees’ work performance. Furthermore, the Jordanian and the international practices can be combined to help promote responsible and effective practices of the company among the various stakeholders. This study is the first study that examines the impact of specific sustainable human resource practices on pharmaceutical companies in Jordan. The paper implies that sustainable human resource practices must be incorporated into the performance management strategic framework, and programs for leadership and organizational development to enhance a sustainable working environment

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