Voluntary turnover in the Omani public sector: An islamic values perspective

Stephen Swailes, Saleh Al Fahdi

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Abstract

Following four decades of economic growth the public sector, Oman is experiencing an emerging problem of labor turnover to the private sector. We examine this phenomenon through semi-structured interviews with 26 current and former public employees. The rate of turnover is low but this masks the impact of losses on key technical and management roles. The main reasons for turnover are dissatisfaction with management style, reward practices, and promotion opportunities. Findings are interpreted in the context of Islamic work values and implications for public management reform in Oman are provided.

LanguageEnglish
Pages682-692
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Volume34
Issue number10
Early online date3 Aug 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2011

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In: International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 34, No. 10, 13.10.2011, p. 682-692.

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