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Suitability of the high performance organization framework to Egyptian ICT companies

André de Waal (Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands and HPO Center, Hilversum, The Netherlands)
Dalia S.F. Habil (Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands and Asia Pacific International College, Sydney, Australia)
Robert Goedegebuure (StatMind, Maastricht, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 19 September 2016




The purpose of this paper is to deal with the need for Egyptian ICT companies to adopt high performance practices in order to be able to contribute more to the development of Egypt. However, as not much research has been done into management practices which can support these organizations in the Egyptian context, a framework which was developed based on Western and non-Western data – the high performance organization (HPO) framework – was tested on its suitability in the Egyptian context.


The study used a questionnaire which was distributed to seven Egyptian ICT organizations after which a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed on the collected data.


The CFA showed that the original five factors from the HPO framework achieved a high reliability while 26 out of the original 35 underlying characteristics applied in the Egyptian ICT context.


This study fills the gap which currently exists in empirical research about organization performance practices in Egypt. The study also has practical implications as management of Egyptian ICT companies are now able to undertake focussed improvement actions.



de Waal, A., Habil, D.S.F. and Goedegebuure, R. (2016), "Suitability of the high performance organization framework to Egyptian ICT companies", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 632-648.



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