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MGMT 8720 Strategic Thinking for Effective Human Resource Management: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MGMT 8720 Required Course Readings


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Ardichvili, A., & Won Yoon, S. (2009). Designing integrative knowledge management systems: Theoretical considerations and practical applications. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3), 307–319. 

Becker, B., & Huselid, M. (2006). Strategic HRM: Where do we go from here? Journal of Management, 32(6), 898–925. 

Bondarouk, T. V., & Ruël, H. J. M. (2009). Electronic human resource management: Challenges in the digital era. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(3), 505–514.

Boudreau, J. W., & Ramstad, P. M. (2006). Talentship and HR measurement and analysis: From ROI to strategic organizational change. Human Resource Planning, 29(1), 25–33.

Cascio, W. F. (2006). The economic impact of employee behaviors on organizational performance. California Management Review, 48(4), 41–59.

Døving, E., & Nordhaug, O. (2010). Investing in human resource planning: An international study. Management Revue, 21(3), 292–307.

Dyer, L. (1984). Studying human resource strategy. Industrial Relations, 23(2), 156–169.

Dyer, L., & Ericksen, J. (2005). In pursuit of marketplace agility: Applying precepts of self-organizing systems to optimize human resource scalability. Human Resource Management, 44(2), 183–188. 

Freiling, J. M., Gersch, M., & Cogeke, C. (2008). On the path towards a competency based theory of the firm. Organization Studies, 29(8–9), 1143–1164. 

Kim, S., Wright, P. M., & Su, Z. (2010). Human resource management and firm performance in China: A critical review. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 48(1), 58–85.

Kongpichayanond, P. (2009). Knowledge management for sustained competitive advantage in mergers and acquisitions. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 11(3), 375–387. 

Kraaijenbrink, J., Spender, J. C., & Groen, A. J. (2010). The resource-based view: A review and assessment of its critiques. Journal of Management, 36(1), 349–372. 

Lepak, D. P., & Shaw, J. D. (2008). Strategic HRM in North America: Looking to the future. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(8), 1486–1499.

Lockette, A. (2005). Edith Penrose's legacy to the resource-based view. Managerial and Decision Economics, 26(2), 83–98.

Pemmaraju, S. (2007). Converting HR data to business intelligence. Employment Relations Today, 34(3), 13–16.

Pfeffer, J. (1995). Producing sustainable competitive advantage through the effective management of people. Academy of Management Executive, 9(1), 55–69.

Pfeffer, J., & Sutton, R. I. (2006). Evidence-based management. Harvard Business Review, 84(1), 62–74. 

Schuler, R. S., Jackson, S. E., Tarique, I. (2011). Global talent management and global talent challenges: Strategic opportunities for IHRM. Journal of World Business, 2–11.

Schuler, R. S., & Tarique, I. (2010). Global talent management: Literature review, integrative framework, and suggestions for further research. Journal of World Business, 45(2), 122–133.

Schuler, R. S., & Tarique, I. (2007). International human resource management: A North American perspective, a thematic update and suggestions for future research. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 18(5), 717–744. 

Strohmeier, S. (2009). Concepts of e-HRM consequences: A categorisation, review, and suggestion. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(3), 528–543.

Strohmeier, S. (2007). Research in e-HRM: Review and implications. Human Resource Management Review, 17(1), 19–37.

Tansley, C., & Newell, S. (2007). A knowledge-based view of agenda-formation in the development of human resource information systems. Management Learning, 38(1), 95–119.

Tarique, I., & Schuler, R. (2008). Emerging issues and challenges in global staffing: A North American perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(8), 1397–1415.

Other Readings

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