International and comparative human resource management: an Asia-Pacific perspective

Helen De Cieri, Karin Sanders, Caihui (Veronica) Lin

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In this paper, we review articles in the research field of international and comparative human resource management (HRM), published in Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources since the journal’s inception in the 1960s. Our review is based on 155 articles, including 43 conceptual, opinion, editorial, and review articles, and 112 empirical studies, and examines the trends over decades by examining four major areas: 1) characteristics of the articles; 2) research topics within the international and comparative HRM; 3) theoretical frameworks; 4) country contexts; and 5) methodologies. While there have been many valuable contributions, new challenges have emerged. Based on our analysis, we provide suggestions for future research on international and comparative HRM. We call for scholars to draw attention to context and to theoretical and methodological innovation, in order to develop research with high impact and practical relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages30
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Asia-Pacific region
  • comparative HRM
  • international HRM
  • literature review

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