ASSIGNMENT - Business Research Methodology
How to write Research Purpose, Objectives and Summary
Question No. 1
State research purpose, objectives and summarize each article with reference (i.e. literature review format).
Case Study No-1
Human Resource Management Practices: A Case Study of the Supply Chain Department of Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Reseach Purpose :
The purpose of this study is to ensure that at all times the business is correctly staffed by the right number of people with the skills relevant to the business needs. Objective
To analyze the HRM practices of an organization with a view to unlock the talent, experience, wisdom and
the staff within the organization by making
rewarding, safer and fun.
Studies show that HRM plays an important role in formulating and implementing organisation strategy. Myloni et al.(2004) found that also HRM can be seen as part of the over all strategy of the firm. HRM practices are thus strategic in nature. It can improve the performance
of an organization by improving customer satisfaction, innovation and productivity. So from HR planning, recruitment and selection to training, performance appraisal, compensation, all practices of HRM are now considered as equally important as any other aspects of the organization such as marketing, financing, etc. 2.
HRM is the organizational function that deals with issues
related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication,
administration, and training (Heathfield, 2006). 3.
This research article is case study-based. Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SPL) does have a separate Human Resource Department The major part of this case study is based on face-to-face interviews with managers and executives, using a questionnaire, which consists of view and opinions of those particular people, which might raise the question of bias. In some cases some of them were not able to provide concrete facts or figures. In this case some assumptions had to be made. Interviewing the managers and executives of SPL has provided the primary sources of information. Furthermore, company brochures, documents, and the company website were the secondary sources of data. No survey method has been used in this regard. Finally, due to time constraints it was not possible to conduct extensive interviews and surveys which could make the research paper more informative. This case study is selected for a number of reasons, data accessibility, establishment organization, size and contribution in the sector and so on. It is said that a single case study is not enough for research. However, a single case study can give a lot of depth in the research area (see, for example, Dholakia and Quader, 2005. Mellahi et al., 2002). Case Study-2
Influence of Employee Compensation on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction: A Case Study of Educational Sector of Pakistan.
The aim of this research study is to build an understanding regarding the impact of employee compensation on their job satisfaction and employee’s organizational commitment among Pakistani university teachers.
To analyze the HRM practices in Education Sector in Pakistan with a view to develop a course of action for university’s administration to come up with practices which would enable them to attract and retain top level faculty at their institutions. 2.
This study objectives are two fold as follows:
To explore and analyze the employee compensation,
organizational commitment (Affective, normative and
continuous commitment) and Job Satisfaction in Educational
Sector of Pakistan. b.
To explore the extent of association among employee
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