Meritocracy and Innovation: A Synergy for Organizations in Pakistan

Ammar Ahmed, Faiz Muhammad Khuwaja, Ismail Bin Lebai Othman


Today, in the rapidly emerging globalization process, increasing the organizational competitiveness depends on increasing of their organizational performance. Meritocracy is one of the HRM practices in which the best people and thoughts win into an organization. Also, organizations needs to build and foster engagement among their employees and encourage the top management, should consider adopting a meritocratic approach. The meritocratic approach has to utilize the abilities and competencies of all employees in order to become more innovative which ultimately enhances the organizational performance. Although, there are many mechanisms to effect organizational performance, yet the organizational innovation has turned out to be one of the most widely used methods. Even though it is well recognized that organizational innovation increases organizational performance, yet the recent literature asserts to analyze the organizational performance from different perspectives in order to make it further efficient. The current study emphasizes the importance of organizational innovation as a mediator between meritocracy and organizational performance. The primary goal of this study is to develop a conceptual framework that may determine whether organizational innovation is effective as an intermediate variable to the effects of meritocracy on organizational performance.



Organizational Innovation; Meritocracy; Organizational Performance; Pakistan

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