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

Pawan S. Budhwar*, Arup Varma, Charmi Patel

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-326
Number of pages16
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Volume26
Issue number4
Early online date20 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Keywords

  • Asia-Pacific
  • convergence-divergence
  • future research
  • HRM
  • HRM challenges

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