Strategic human resource management research in the Japanese context: Unique opportunities for theory advancement

Tomoki Sekiguchi, Norihiko Takeuchi, Tomokazu Takeuchi

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Abstract

Since the emergence of strategic human resource management (SHRM) research decades ago, a large amount of theoretical and empirical work has been conducted. While the majority of SHRM studies have been conducted in the Western, especially the U.S., context, a growing number of studies are being done in the non- Western context, such as Asian countries. In this paper, we discuss how SHRM research in the Japanese context could contribute to the SHRM literature by taking advantage of its unique cultural and institutional settings and the embedded nature of Japanese HRM practices. We argue that doing SHRM research in the Japanese context has a potential advantage in elaborating current theories and introducing new perspectives, which has many implications for managing people not only in Japan but also in other parts of the world. Methodological issues for future research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of Human Resource Management in Japan
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Pages133-153
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0203846702, 9780203846704
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 26

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Sekiguchi, T., Takeuchi, N., & Takeuchi, T. (2010). Strategic human resource management research in the Japanese context: Unique opportunities for theory advancement. In Challenges of Human Resource Management in Japan (pp. 133-153). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203846704