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CIHRS Speaker Series

When Apr 05, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where 502 Keller
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Please join us in welcoming Professor Miguel R. Olivas-Luján (PhD). Miguel is a Professor at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include: Human Resource Management, Evidence-based Management, Diversity, and Culture. His work has been published in four languages and awarded 1st place three times in the Researcher of the Year Award at Clarion’s College of Business Administration and Information Sciences. In 2017-18, Miguel will serve as Chair for the Management Education and Development (MED) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM); he has also served in the Society for Human Resource Management’s ‘Global Expertise Panel’, and US Technical Advisory Group . He is also an Editor for the Advanced Series in Management (Emerald Group Publishing, UK). He has published over 50 scientific articles, scholarly book chapters and encyclopedic entries, and served on editorial boards, including the Journal of Managerial Psychology, for which he co-edited a special issue on ‘Hispanic and Latin Americans in the Workplace’. He served as Editor-in-Chief for The Business Journal of Hispanic Research. Miguel is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. A 1st-degree Black Belt in Korean Tang Soo Do, he enjoys listening to and performing soft music in string instruments and keyboards.

The need for systematic research in HRM is enormous in the geographic North, Central American and Caribbean countries that include Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Puerto Rico. In this research, we report a systematic review of the literature that identifies 111 articles (published since 1990) about HRM in these nations, to show the state of the discipline, detect gaps and recommend courses of action. Among our main findings, this review shows that Mexico is the nation with the largest coverage (73.9% of studies), followed by Costa Rica (11.7%), Nicaragua (10.8%), Honduras (7.2%), Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala (6.3 each), Panama (5.4%), Puerto Rico (3.6%), Jamaica (2.7%), and finally, Belize and Haiti (0.9% each). The large gaps in coverage signal the need to extend research on all HRM subfields to Central American and Caribbean nations. We also find that excluding studies in Spanish and French would have severely constrained our contribution; many research lacunae become evident by inspecting our thematic groupings of the extant literature. (Authored by Sergio M. Madero-Gómez and Miguel R. Olivas-Luján (in alphabetical order).

Professor Miguel R. Olivas-Luján
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
HRM IN MEXICO,
THE CARIBBEAN, AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00—4:00 p.m. Room 502, Keller Building

The Center for International HR Studies has established a network of scholars working in the IHRM field to enable the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice. For additional information visit: http://ler.la.psu.edu/cihrs.