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Human resource outsourcing: the impact on organizational learning

Peeyush Pandey (Department of Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Rohtak, India)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 June 2020

Issue publication date: 29 March 2021




The construct of Organizational Learning has been studied through various perspectives but still there is a dearth of literature on how the organization’s outsourcing activities impact the learning process, specifically human resource outsourcing. This paper intends to link these two concepts.


Several research articles related to Organizational learning and outsourcing have been read and reviewed. Based on the understanding from the literature the insights are summarised and discussed.


This paper demonstrates linkage between organizational learning and human resource outsourcing by putting forth the impact human resource outsourcing can have on organizational learning from both positive and negative lenses.


Not many studies have established the linkage between two important constructs- Organizational Learning and Human Resource Outsourcing. This paper intends to bridge this gap in the literature by highlighting both positive and negative aspects of HR Outsourcing on the learning capabilities of the organizations.



Pandey, P. (2021), "Human resource outsourcing: the impact on organizational learning", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 7-9.



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