Identifying Faculty Unionization Barriers at Kabul University

  • Alireza Rajabipoor Meybodi Management Sciences Department, Yazd University
  • Gholam Reza Bordbar Management Sciences Department, Yazd University
  • Joma Khan Kazimi Management Department, Yazd University
  • Ahsanullah Sazawar Management Department, Yazd University
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Keywords: Faculty Association, Barriers, Faculty Members, Kabul University

Abstract

Pupose: This paper aims to unveil the faculty unionization barriers in Kabul University. To utilize its sources and opportunities effectively and efficiently, universities need a cooperated faculty members. One way that makes faculties maintain their rights and privileges legally and build an equitable system is to establish Faculty Union. The research question addressed is: why Kabul University as one of the most influential and mother University in Afghanistan, still could not formed Faculty union?

Method: For data analysis, the authors use thematic analysis to investigate the research question.

Result: The results of this study show that Faculty Unionization Barriers at Kabul University classify under five categories including; Political barriers, Cultural barriers, Strategic barriers, Structural barriers and Legal barriers. The researchers of this paper believes that all these five factors rovolves around one axle; lack of an strong organizational culture in Kabul University. The identified barriers could be a facilitator for Kabul university faculty members and helpful in collaboration and Intra-Organizational Integration.

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Published
2022-09-02
How to Cite
Rajabipoor Meybodi, A., Bordbar, G. R., Kazimi , J. K., & Sazawar , A. (2022). Identifying Faculty Unionization Barriers at Kabul University. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Business, 3(2), 68-82. https://doi.org/10.24123/jeb.v3i2.4960