Curbing the Plague of Nepotism by Improving Job ‎Performance


  • Aram H. Massoudi Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



Nepotism, Employee Training, Syrian Public Sector, General Organization of Tobacco, Job ‎Performance


Nepotism is considered an ugly feature of corruption and is currently one of ‎the most common plagues ‎in the Syrian economy. The ‎infestation of nepotism in public sector ‎organizations is causing a major ‎setback to the much-needed growth. This study examines ‎the effect of ‎nepotism on employee performance in the Syrian public sector and how the ‎‎training and development of employees can curb this issue. Data were ‎collected from the General ‎Organization of Tobacco in Latakia, Syria‎. A total of 280 ‎questionnaires were distributed ‎among the organization’s staff, and Regression Analysis was applied to test the hypotheses. The ‎‎findings showed that the Syrian public sector employees were conscious of the undesirable ‎effects of nepotism ‎on job performance. In addition, employees who have the chance to participate in training and development ‎programs tend to increase their job performance. ‎Finally, the result indicates that nepotism has a ‎noteworthy harmful impact on employee training and development in the Syrian public sector. ‎The current results ‎contribute valuable information to the existing literature on human resources.


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  • Aram H. Massoudi, Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Cihan University-Erbil, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

    Aram H. Massoudi is a Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration, Cihan University-Erbil. He has PhD in Buisness Administration. His research interests are Leadership, Human Resource Development, Marketing Management, and Organiztional Behavior.


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Curbing the Plague of Nepotism by Improving Job ‎Performance. (2024). UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 7(1), 8-19.

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