Formalising human resource practices in family-owned accommodation Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): Integrating owner-manager’s personal characteristics with aspects of the UTAUT model

SA Journal of Human Resource Management


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Formalising human resource practices in family-owned accommodation Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs): Integrating owner-manager’s personal characteristics with aspects of the UTAUT model
 
Creator Nyamubarwa, Willard Chipunza, Crispen
 
Subject — formalisation; family-owned SMEs; owner-manager; decision-making
Description Orientation: The decision to formalise human resource (HR) practices by family-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) is regarded as one of the key managerial practices that the owner-manager may institute to unlock firm value. Given this owner manager’s overarching role in the decision-making processes, the extent to which his or her personal attributes manifest themselves in deciding to formalise human resource management practices within a specific decision-making model is still a grey area in studies of family businesses.Research purpose: This study aims to use aspects of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model to explain how owner-manager’s personal characteristics that influences the decision to formalise HR practices in family-owned SMEs.Motivations for the study: Previous studies have failed to use recent decision-making models to explain HR formalisation in family businesses and therefore there is dearth of empirical evidence on how owner-managers’ personal characteristic influence their decision to formalise HR practices.Research approach/design and method: Data was collected using convenience sampling method and the data was analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to test the veracity of the proposed structural model.Main findings: The owner-manager’s personal attributes have a strong bearing on the decision-making processes in family-owned SMEs.Practical/managerial implications: The study identifies some personal considerations that are important in the decision to formalise HR practices in family-owned SMEs.Contribution/value-add: The study contributes to literature on formalising HR practices in family businesses by integrating aspects of an existing decision-making model and demographic characteristics.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor Central University of Technology, Free State
Date 2021-07-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1595
 
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 19 (2021); 11 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1595/2588 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1595/2589 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1595/2590 https://sajhrm.co.za/index.php/sajhrm/article/view/1595/2591
 
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