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E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics Vol. 8 (1) pp. 001-017, April 2017; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7482

The impact of human resource management practices in innovation culture Case Study: Bank of Palestine in Gaza strip

Wasim I. Al-Habil1 * , Lina A. El-Halimi1 , Basma M. El-Ghazali1
1 College of Commerce, The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine
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Accepted 21 September 2016


The purpose of this study is to determine the degree of correlation between HRM practices and innovation culture and the degree of the impact of each HRM practice on the innovation culture.Data of this study are obtained from Bank Of Palestine (BoP), triangulation mixed method is used in this study, by using quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to get three points upon the factors being studied through questionnaires distributed to BoPsÍ´ employees in different branches in Gaza strip, and interview with the HR manager of BoP and a focus group with BoPÍ´s HR team. The results of this study concluded that there is a correlation between HRM practices and innovation culture. The HRM practices, which include staffing process, compensation, employee and labor relations, training and development, safety and health and communication, and participation, should be implemented in a holistic system and not in isolation in order to best stimulate innovation culture. The study recommended the pre-evaluation tests should be changed to better measure employeesÍ´ creativity, flexibility and ability to take risks which all lead to a better innovation culture.

Keywords: Innovation, Innovation Culture, Staffing, Compensation, and HR Development.

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