Convergence-divergence of HRM in the Asia-Pacific:context-specific analysis and future research agenda


In this article, we highlight the significance and need for conducting context-specific human resource management (HRM) research, by focusing on four critical themes. First, we discuss the need to analyze the convergence-divergence debate on HRM in Asia-Pacific. Next, we present an integrated framework, which would be very useful for conducting cross-national HRM research designed to focus on the key determinants of the dominant national HRM systems in the region. Following this, we discuss the critical challenges facing the HRM function in Asia-Pacific. Finally, we present an agenda for future research by presenting a series of research themes.

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Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asia-Pacific,convergence-divergence,future research,HRM,HRM challenges,Applied Psychology,Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-12-01
Published Online Date: 2016-05-20
Accepted Date: 2016-03-01
Authors: Budhwar, Pawan S. ( 0000-0001-8915-6172)
Varma, Arup
Patel, Charmi



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