Year 2021, Volume , Issue , Pages 0 - 0 2021-04-22

Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman

Nasser ALKATHİRİ [1] , Ahmed Mohamed ELBAZ [2] , Iqtidar SHAH [3] , Mohammad SOLİMAN [4]


Localization has encountered substantial focus in academia as well as practice; however, scarce studies have empirically examined this theme within tourism-related sectors in Oman, including the aviation sector. That is why the purpose of this paper is to develop and test an integrated model of the key predictors and outcomes of successful localization within the aviation industry. It also evaluates the mediating role of knowledge sharing ability between human resources development (HRD) practices and localization as well as the moderating effect of organizational commitment on the link between localization and firm performance. This paper is based on primary data collected from 194 employees operating in the national aviation sector in Oman. Based on PLS-SEM, the results indicated that HRD practices (i.e., training, performance appraisal, and rewards) have a positive impact on expatriates’ ability to share knowledge with national staff, and thus positively impact the localization success. Additionally, the firm's performance is positively influenced by successful localization. Knowledge sharing does not mediate the link between HRD practices and successful localization, but the results confirmed the interactive impact of organizational commitment on the direct connection between localization and performance. The findings contribute significantly to the research community and provide practical guidelines and managerial implications.
Localization, HRD Practices, Knowledge Sharing, Organizational Commitment, Firm Performance, Aviation Sector
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Primary Language en
Subjects Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-9494-7366
Author: Nasser ALKATHİRİ
Institution: Department of Business Administration, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah College of Applied Sciences, Oman.
Country: Oman


Orcid: 0000-0002-3106-7182
Author: Ahmed Mohamed ELBAZ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Business Administration, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah College of Applied Sciences, Oman. Department of Tourism Studies, University of Sadat City, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Egypt
Country: Oman


Orcid: 0000-0002-3761-0043
Author: Iqtidar SHAH
Institution: Department of Business Administration, Yorkville University, Vancouver Campus, 88 6th St, New Westminster, BC V3L 5B3, British Columbia, Canada
Country: Canada


Orcid: 0000-0002-9359-763X
Author: Mohammad SOLİMAN
Institution: Department of Business Administration, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah College of Applied Sciences, Oman. Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Fayoum University, Egypt
Country: Oman


Supporting Institution University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah College of Applied Sciences, Oman.
Thanks We would like to thank the human resources in the Omani aviation sector for circulating our questionnaire. We are also grateful to our respondent aviation employees for participating in the study.
Dates

Application Date : October 22, 2020
Acceptance Date : April 24, 2021
Publication Date : April 22, 2021

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APA Alkathiri, N , Elbaz, A , Shah, I , Soliman, M . (2021). Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman . Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) , , 0-0 . DOI: 10.30519/ahtr.814822
MLA Alkathiri, N , Elbaz, A , Shah, I , Soliman, M . "Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman" . Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) (2021 ): 0-0 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ahtr/issue/59492/814822>
Chicago Alkathiri, N , Elbaz, A , Shah, I , Soliman, M . "Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) (2021 ): 0-0
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ISNAD Alkathiri, Nasser , Elbaz, Ahmed Mohamed , Shah, Iqtidar , Soliman, Mohammad . "Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman". Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR) / (April 2021): 0-0 . https://doi.org/10.30519/ahtr.814822
AMA Alkathiri N , Elbaz A , Shah I , Soliman M . Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR). 2021; 0-0.
Vancouver Alkathiri N , Elbaz A , Shah I , Soliman M . Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR). 2021; 0-0.
IEEE N. Alkathiri , A. Elbaz , I. Shah and M. Soliman , "Predictors and Outcomes of Successful Localization in the Aviation Industry: The Case of Oman", Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research (AHTR), pp. 0-0, Apr. 2021, doi:10.30519/ahtr.814822