Mapping Human Resources Outsourcing Research. A systematic review and bibliometric analysis

Debora Gottardello*, Josep Ubalde Buenafuente, Akanksha Jaiswal , Ji-Won Song

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Abstract / Description of output

Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) has increased in all dimensions of the HR functions. However its nature and scope has developed and adjusted thanks to technological development, and global institutional changes. With increased interest, this study offers the first systematic, bibliometric review of 165 articles on HRO from 1993 to 2020 to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic. Our findings present theoretical foundations, major topics in the field, the antecedents of HRO decisions, and the impact of HRO on firm performance while identifying research gaps. We therefore provide several theoretical, methodological, and context considerations for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2023
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
ISSN (Print)0065-0668
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings 2023
  • AOM Boston 2023
  • Human Resources


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