Towards a Better Understanding of the Relationship between Training, Access Resource, and Self-sufficient: The Case of Developing Countries


  • Jassem Al-Ameri
  • Osama Isaac
  • Amiya Bhaumik
  • Gamal S. A. Khalifa


Indeed, workers who have autonomous decision-making capabilities, can act as business partners, keeping watch on profitability. It shows that the concern is establishing self-sufficiency among the employees who belong to the same Organization. The main objective of this study is to determine the factors effecting the employees self-sufficient within gas and oil industry in the UAE. Stratified random sampling is used for this study which refers to decide the target population into smaller subgroups (for ADNOC there are two major staff category which is international staff and local) which are called ‘strata’ after this, random samples are selected from one subgroup. The result assessment proceeded analysing 171 out of 184 respondents after the data screening completion. Structural Equation Modeling-Variance Based (SEM-VB) was utilized to examine the research model in this research, by using the SmartPLS 3.0 software. Result from the analysis shed lights on the impact of training and access resources on the employees self-sufficient. The proposed research model explained 46.8% of the self-sufficient. All the tested factors had a positive direct effect on the employee self-sufficient within oil and gas sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The results of the current study have the potential to give further insights into strategies to improve the employees self-sufficient.