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dc.contributor.authorAli, Sa'ad
dc.contributor.authorKirk, S
dc.contributor.authorRiaden, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T15:25:09Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T15:25:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAli, S., Kirk, S., and Riaden, A. (2017). Using social capital to secure employment – wasta in the Jordanian banking sector'. The British Academy of Management conference: Re-connecting management research with the disciplines: Shaping the research with the social sciences, University of Warwick, 5-7 September 2017.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780995641303
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624868
dc.description.abstractThis paper set out to address the gap in our knowledge on how social capital impacts the employee selection process in banks operating in Jordan. Bonding and bridging social capital are used to explore the prevalent practice of ‘wasta’ in Jordan. the preliminary analysis of 17 in-depth interviews highlights two uses of wasta in employee selection. Namely, the use of wasta as a guide for employers in the decision to hire and the use of wasta as a pressure mechanism by candidates to attain employment in specific organisations. Previous research often associates wasta with the negative outcomes of not adhering to merit-based selection such as reduced workforce diversity, lack of employee engagement, and the lost opportunity cost from hiring unqualified candidates based their social connections. However, the interviewees signpost some positive uses of wasta such as its ability to confirm information about the candidate and his/ her fit with organisation’s culture prior to employment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttps://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5934en_US
dc.subjectsocial capital, banking, Jordanen_US
dc.titleUsing social capital to secure employment – wasta in the Jordanian banking sectoren_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Worcesteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017
dc.author.detail786884en_US


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