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Usage, benefits and barriers of human resource information system in universities

Nisha Bamel (School of Business Management, BPS Women University, Sonipat, India)
Umesh Kumar Bamel (Department of Management, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, India)
Vinita Sahay (Department of Management, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Raipur, India)
Mohan Thite (Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 4 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the university teaching staff’s perception about functions, benefits and barriers of human resource information system (HRIS). It also aims to explore the relevance of attitudinal/demographic diversity with focused HRIS dimensions.

Design/methodology/approach

A 26-item questionnaire was developed on the basis of similar research studies. Responses were collected through electronic mail from 90 faculty members of seven state universities in India. Descriptive statistics along with t-test and analysis of variance were used to answer the research questions.

Findings

The results of the study reported that HRIS is mostly used for administrative purpose and not taken as strategic requirement. Results also revealed that the perceived functions, benefits and barriers in adoption of HRIS do not vary group-wise.

Research limitations/implications

The findings of the study potentially can help in developing and implementing of HRIS in similar types of organizations.

Originality/value

Past literature on HRIS mainly comes from the developed countries and is confined to for-profit organizations. The present study is among the few that coherently took up the issue from non-profit organizations, i.e. universities of a developing country.

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Professor Rongbin WB Lee, the editor, and two anonymous reviewers who have contributed to the present manuscript. Surely, their suggestions have added to the quality of this work.

Citation

Bamel, N., Kumar Bamel, U., Sahay, V. and Thite, M. (2014), "Usage, benefits and barriers of human resource information system in universities", VINE, Vol. 44 No. 4, pp. 519-536. https://doi.org/10.1108/VINE-04-2013-0024

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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