Career Management Practices in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation

  • Madagamage G.T University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Perera G.D.N University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Thalgaspitiya U.K University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Keywords: Career management, Organizational career management practices,, Demographic factors Introducti

Abstract

Career management is considered as one of the fastest developing areas of Human Resource
Development. This paper explores the career management practices in Sri Lankan organizations
and bringing the discussion in international perspectives. The authors surveyed 216 Sri Lankan
organizations, which were listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange. The data was gathered from
either the human resource manager or the manager who is responsible to handle human
resource development activities. Factor analysis, independent sample t- test and one-way anova
methods were used to test the hypotheses of the study and findings of the study revealed, among
the 19 organizational career management practices, 17 applied beyond the moderate level and
they were clustered into four groups. Resulting clusters were not significantly associated with
certain demographic factors. The implications and limitations of the study are also discussed.

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Author Biographies

Madagamage G.T, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies &Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Perera G.D.N, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies &Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Thalgaspitiya U.K, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies &Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

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Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
G.T, M., G.D.N, P., & U.K, T. (2018). Career Management Practices in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation. International Journal of Applied Management Science, 1(1), 24-35. Retrieved from http://gphjournal.org/index.php/ams/article/view/81