Title: E-HRM in MNCs: what can be learned from a review of the IS literature?

Authors: Casper Van Geffen; Huub Ruël; Tanya Bondarouk

Addresses: Qquest B.V., Reeuwijkse Poort 311b, Reeuwijk, The Netherlands ' Business School, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Campus 2-6, 8017 CA Zwolle, The Netherlands ' School of Management & Governance, University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: E-HRM research with an international perspective is scarce. One of the ways to deal with this lack of international e-HRM research is to 'borrow' from one of its more mature support disciplines, information systems (IS) research. The study presented in this article started from the assumption that the IS literature has a rich history of research with an international focus. For that reason we carried out a literature review in order to find all articles on IS in multinational corporations (MNCs) published since 2006. A final set of 53 articles was read and categorised, resulting in a general analytical framework. We used this framework to review the international e-HRM literature. This confirmed the 'richness' of research on IS in MNCs and showed that e-HRM in MNC research has almost only focused on the post-implementation issues. We conclude that the E-HRM in MNC literature can learn from the IS field, but additional research in this specific field is definitely required.

Keywords: e-HRM; electronic HRM; human resource management; multinational corporations; MNCs; information systems; literature review; international management.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2013.055278

European Journal of International Management, 2013 Vol.7 No.4, pp.373 - 392

Published online: 24 Jul 2013 *

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