EXAMINING THE PRACTICE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA THROUGH THE LENS OF THE SEGMENTED BUSINESS SYSTEM THEORY
Keywords:HRM, Nigeria, Segmented business system, Comparative capitalism, Institutional theory.
This study seeks to examine the nature of HRM in Nigeria and its relationship with the segmented business system theory. Findings drawn from a survey of 122 public and private sector organizations indicate a diversity of practices among organizations, which reflects a segmented business system. This diversity of practices can be discerned along the lines of sector and size of organizations, indicating that the nature of HRM in Nigeria fits the profile of a segmented business system. The implications of these findings are discussed.