Antecedents of Promotion in MNC: Empirical Assessment from Demographic and Job-Related Factors of Employees

International Research Journal of Economics and Management Studies
© 2023 by IRJEMS
Volume 2  Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Zahidul Karim, Sumaya Fatema Binte Shahid
irjems doi : 10.56472/25835238/IRJEMS-V2I1P111


Zahidul Karim, Sumaya Fatema Binte Shahid. "Antecedents of Promotion in MNC: Empirical Assessment from Demographic and Job-Related Factors of Employees" International Research Journal of Economics and Management Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 79-86, 2023.


What contributes to the decision of employee promotion is a focal point of succession planning and career development program in MNCs. Human resource managers are concerned about identifying important factors that affect promotion. It is important for organization and human resource department to carefully examine and evaluate whether personality traits, demographic attributes or job-related factors contributes to employee promotion decision. The present study examines the relationships of employee demographics and job-related factors with promotion using logistic regression analysis. The study identifies important predictors that affect promotion of employees. The study has important implications for succession planning and HR decision about employee promotion and career development of employees. Employee wants to know that organization consider their promotion and career development with transparent and timely manner. In contrast, HR managers wants to ensure that right employee has been promoted at right position without procrastination. Hence, the study has significant contribution to the literature of succession planning and career development program. The future study can investigate the influence of emotional intelligence, personality traits and other contingent factors on employee promotion decision.


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Promotion, employee demographics, job-related factors, succession planning.