Future research on human resource management systems in Asia

Pawan Budhwar, Yaw A. Debrah

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Re-emphasizing the need to examine human resource management (HRM) in context, this article builds around four themes. First, it analyses the main issues discussed in the existing literature regarding HRM in the Asian context. Second, it highlights the critical challenges facing HRM function in the region. Third, along with the analysis, it presents an agenda for future research. Fourth, it presents a framework useful for highlighting the context specific nature of Asian HRM functions and the main determinants of HRM policies and practices from a cross-national comparative perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-218
Number of pages22
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


  • HRM
  • Asia
  • research in HRM
  • cross-national HRM


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