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

Raphael Oseghale, Richard Nyuur, Yaw Debrah

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This study 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, socio-cultural institutional factors facilitate but also impede the development of HPWOs in SSA. Building on the high-performance work practices (HPWP) model, we uncover the interactive relationship between HPWPs and the ability-motivation-opportunities (AMO) model of human resource management and how organisations can deploy them for the attainment of HPWO status.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement Science
Subtitle of host publicationFoundations and Innovations
EditorsCarolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-13229-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameManagement and Industrial Engineering


  • High-Performance Organisation, Ability Motivation and Opportunity Theory, SSA


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