—The objective of this paper is to explore the
strategic roles of HR professionals at Higher Educational
Institutions (HEIs) in Malaysia and Denmark and to investigate
the factors that influence the differences between the Human
Resource (HR) departments in the two countries. This research
uses case study approach. Semi-structured interviews were
conducted with different levels of HR professionals in the HR
department, namely HR directors, HR managers and HR
officers. The results show that the centralization or
decentralization of HR functions does have an impact on how
the HR department in the organization fulfils its role.
—HR strategic role, human resource
management, higher educational institutions, decentralization
of HR functions.
Azlineer Sarip is with the Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi
Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai Johor, Malaysia (e-mail: azlineer@ utm.my).
Mohamad Abdillah Royo is with the Faculty of Education, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai Johor, Malaysia (e-mail:
Cite:Azlineer Sarip and Mohamad Abdillah Royo, "Strategic HR in Higher Educational Institutions in Malaysia and Denmark," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.1, pp. 60-64, 2014.