Recognizing and categorizing challenges for implementing human resources strategy in Khorasan Regional Electric Company

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 PhD in Education Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 MSc. MBA, Mehralborz University, Tehran, Iran


The purpose of this study is to recognize and categorize the barriers for implementing human resources strategy in “Khorasan Regional Electric Company”. Q-methodology has been applied as a mixed method in this study. 30 managers and experts of “Khorasan Regional Electric Company” have taken part in filling up the questionnaire in this study. Developing concourse, evaluating and summarizing the concourse and considering experts’ comments, Q-sorting was done. After Q-sorting and filling up the questionnaire by the participants, the information was analyzed using factor analysis. Analysis of the answers showed that 12 distinct subjective perspectives can be identified regarding the barriers for implementing strategic human resource plan in “Khorasan Regional Electric Company” among the participants. Then, prioritization and categorization of barriers was conducted. Finally, some strategies were identified and proposed to “Khorasan Regional Electric Company”, for dealing with the barriers in order to implement strategic human resource plan in the company.


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