Human resource management in the context of high uncertainties

Caleb Kwong, Mehmet Demirbag, Geoffrey Wood, Fang Lee Cooke

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This paper develops and extends the existing body of literature on human resource management (HRM) and contextual uncertainty. We identify and explore the consequences of present uncertainties of a broad scale and scope for the practice of HRM. We then review salient bodies of theorising, and map out relevant areas of application. This is followed by a presentation of some of the most recent work on uncertainty and HRM that is encompassed in this collection, which brings to bear evidence from around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3569-3599
Number of pages31
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number17
Early online date1 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • Contextual uncertainty
  • emerging economies
  • institutional context
  • MNE
  • resilience
  • societal culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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