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Published as: Kaifeng Jiang & Jake Messersmith (2018) On the shoulders of giants: A metareview of strategic human resource management, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29:1, 6-33.

doi: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1384930


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Recent years have witnessed significant growth in the field of strategic HRM. This article summarizes the literature in this field by conducting a meta-review, a review of the reviews that have covered various topics of strategic HRM. In doing so, the authors highlight theoretical frameworks and empirical findings of studies in the field over the past three decades, identify methodological issues and challenges in the previous research, and discuss recent trends in the field of strategic HRM. The author concludes by suggesting some interesting and important directions for future work.

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