Human resource management issues in supply chain management research: A systematic literature review from 1998 to 2014
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management
Article publication date: 1 July 2014
With today's increasing globalization and associated growing demand for talented supply chain managers, human resource management (HRM) in supply chain management (SCM) has emerged as a top priority for firms. However, a thorough analysis of HRM issues in SCM research has not been made so far. To address this gap this paper provides a systematic and comprehensive literature review. The purpose of this paper is threefold: to analyze HRM/SCM issues published in leading SCM journals, to identify different HRM research streams in the SCM literature and to propose areas for future research.
This paper employs a systematic literature review methodology. The selected journal articles are categorized on the basis of an analytical framework that contains seven HRM/SCM research streams derived from the extant literature.
The systematic literature review indicates a growing focus on HRM/SCM issues in recent years, a trend that is predicted to continue. Additionally, the study findings show that research has primarily emphasized certain popular categories while other crucial ones lack analysis.
This paper presents a structured overview of 109 peer-reviewed articles published in leading academic journals from 1998 to 2014. The review structures extant HRM/SCM literature and highlights its critical importance in SCM research. Topical gaps in the literature are identified as areas for future research.
Hohenstein, N.-O., Feisel, E. and Hartmann, E. (2014), "Human resource management issues in supply chain management research: A systematic literature review from 1998 to 2014", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 44 No. 6, pp. 434-463. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2013-0175
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