Human resource managment in West Africa: practices and perceptions Academic Article uri icon


  • This study presents the results of a survey of the extent to which organizations in two West African countries use various human resource management (HRM) practices and the perceived importance of these practices. Survey data were collected from 166 organizations in Ghana and Nigeria. Descriptive data are presented with respect to the use and implementation of traditional HRM practices such as recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, and training and development. In addition, data focusing on the perceived importance of these activities and other more specific HRM activities are presented and discussed. Finally, results of the present survey are compared with similar data reported for US organizations and suggestions and recommendations for future research are discussed. 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Arthur, W., Woehr, D. J., Akande, A., & Strong, M. H.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995 11:11 AM