Clarifying the Strategic Role of the HR Managers in the UAE Educational Institutions

Zahi Kamil Yaseen


The education sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is abounding with forceful challenges. The competition between the private educational institutions is not within the same country any more, but opens to global competition including countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This study aims to clarify the strategic role of human resource (HR) managers in the educational institutions in the UAE. Human resource management can play a strategic partner role in all organizations as well as in the educational institutions. Field data collection was accomplished by interview questionnaire survey and analyzed using SPPS. The findings revealed that HR’s role in the UAE educational institutions is not as a strategic partner. Most of the HR activities in these institutions have mainly focused on the administrative aspects of human resource management. The findings offer rare insight into clarifying the strategic role of the HR managers in the educational institutions in UAE.

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Journal of Management and Sustainability   ISSN 1925-4725 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4733 (Online)


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