Human resource management research output in Ireland between 1950 and 2010: A retrospective

Ronan Carbery 1 , Patrick Gunnigle 2 ,  and Michael Morley 3
  • 1 School of Management & Marketing, University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2 Department of Personnel & Employment Relations, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • 3 Department of Management & Marketing, Kemmy Business School University of Limerick, Ireland


This paper presents a retrospective account of research output in the field of human resource management (HRM) in Ireland. We present a brief contextual overview looking at significant institutional and practice developments in the field, which, in turn were significant for curriculum, educational and research advances. We collected relevant HRM research output spanning 1950-2010, which yielded a total of 195 academic papers. Our analysis of the research output allows us to present an account of the altering profile and contribution of HRM as an academic field in Ireland and demonstrates the broadening of the field of HRM within Ireland.

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