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An integrative review of the antecedents and consequences of lateral hiring

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2015) An integrative review of the antecedents and consequences of lateral hiring. Journal of Management Development, 34 (7). pp. 754-772. ISSN 0262-1711. (doi:10.1108/JMD-01-2014-0007) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57784)

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Abstract

Purpose – Although there is a burgeoning stream of research on lateral hiring (LH), lack of integration of the literature has obscured the past accomplishments and future directions remain unclear. The purpose of this paper is to review and synthesise the existing literature on LH in the spirit of further development of this field. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on an extensive review of the literature across multiple social science disciplines. Findings – The study integrates the existing streams of research in such a way that human resources and personnel practitioners see the relevance of research and how they can mitigate the negative effects of LH. The study demonstrates how employers can acquire, develop and retain scarce human capital (HC) to help improve their competitiveness. Research limitations/implications – The main limitation of the review is that the search might have overlooked studies that employed specialised terminologies or keywords not used here. Practical implications – The study outlines a number of implications for theory and human resource management. Originality/value – This study advances research on LH by developing an integrated conceptual framework of how the attributes of the target employee, current employer and potential employer influence how LH is considered, instigated, responded to and accepted. The findings highlight the increasingly important role played by HC in developing sustainable competitive advantage. © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/JMD-01-2014-0007
Uncontrolled keywords: Human capital, Human resource management, Lateral hiring, Personnel poaching, Talent management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 15:04 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57784 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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