Organizational practices and employee engagement: a case of Malaysia electronics manufacturing firms

Ling Suan Choo (based in the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Malaysia)
Norslah Mat (Based in the College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Mohammed Al‐Omari (Based in the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sunagi Petani, Malaysia)

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Publication date: 4 January 2013

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of organizational practices on employee engagement based on 97 sample respondents from a multinational electronics firm that is based in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses a survey; SPSS and multiple regression analysis.

Findings

The three dimensions of organizational practices, namely organizational communication, reward and recognition and employee development, explained 43.2 percent of the variance in employee engagement. This study also evidenced the significant relationship between organizational practices and employee engagement.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the body of knowledge regarding the important influence of organizational practices on employee engagement. The management may use the findings to further enhance organizational practices that lead to more engaged employees.

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Citation

Suan Choo, L., Mat, N. and Al‐Omari, M. (2013), "Organizational practices and employee engagement: a case of Malaysia electronics manufacturing firms", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/17515631311295659

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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