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Challenges and Prospects of Human Capital Development of Ethiopian Cement Industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Gemechu, Waktola (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Negash, Solomon
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-05T13:41:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-05T13:41:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/18648
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Management in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master in Business Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract This study conducted to assess the challenges and prospects of human capital development of Ethiopian cement industry. A semi structured interview was held with the Human resource managers of the four cement factories under the study and one representative of Ethiopian cement Association as well as one representative of chemical and construction inputs industry development institute. The results of the study show that the main challenges of Ethiopian cement industry with regards to human capital development were accepting the challenges of modern technological changes, attracting and retaining qualified personnel, winning the war for talent, maintaining competitive compensation offerings, retaining highest performing employees, lack of well-trained & experienced domestic workforce in cement production technologies due to absence of cement technology institute resulted for the dependency of Ethiopian cement industry on foreign employment due to the introduction of new cement technologies. The finding also identified that lack willingness foreign employees to share knowledge and skills, absence of teamwork among different departments and language barrier has limited knowledge and skill sharing and transfer practices of the Ethiopian cement factories. The study implied that the major negative consequences of imported experts on the development of Ethiopian cement industry were foreign currency leakage, lose of job opportunity for foreigners. The study also found the main reasons for an employee poaching practices were lack of well-experienced & skilled professionals in cement technologies in the country and the newly established cement factories’ capacity in soliciting experienced and skilled employees with better benefits. The study recommended that Ethiopia cement industry should work on human capital development with collaboration of all stakeholders of the industry in order to alleviate the human capital deficit of the industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject Ethiopian cement industry en_US
dc.subject Human capital development en_US
dc.title Challenges and Prospects of Human Capital Development of Ethiopian Cement Industry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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