Civil service HRM reforms in a new democracy: The case of Bhutan

Tshewang, Ugyen (2015) Civil service HRM reforms in a new democracy: The case of Bhutan. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research investigates Bhutan Civil Service Human Resource Management strategies, policies and practices, and their contribution to achieving the national goal of Gross National Happiness. The study finds that the HRM of the Bhutanese civil service is meeting its strategic objective of contributing to GNH.

The civil service in Bhutan plays an important role in socio-economic development, influences private sector practices, strengthens good governance and provides continuity to the government. Participants in the study were government ministers and senior, highly experienced civil servants. A model of civil service HRM in Bhutan is developed.

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ID Code: 89928
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Price, Robin & Gardiner, Claire
Keywords: HRM civil service reforms, gross national happiness, international HRM, strategic HRM, new public management
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2016 23:36

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