1st Edition

Artificial Intelligence and International HRM Challenges, Opportunities and a Research Agenda

Edited By Ashish Malik, Pawan Budhwar Copyright 2023

    This book offers an in-depth and recent account of the research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and how it is impacting and shaping the field of international human resource management (IHRM).

    Grounded in contemporary developments in the field of technological change and the Future of Work and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the book lays down a solid foundation by offering a comprehensive review of the field of AI and IHRM. It includes empirical research, including case studies of global MNEs and conceptual chapters focusing on the impact of AI on IHRM practices and therefore business-level outcomes of productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness through the adoption of AI-assisted HR applications. The chapters in this volume evaluate individual IHRM practices and study how they impact employee-level outcomes of job satisfaction, personalization, employee commitment and so on. Finally, the book concludes by identifying current gaps in the literature and offers directions for future research for scholars to develop and advance future research agendas in the field. 

    This volume will be of great use to researchers, academics and students in the fields of business and management, especially those with a particular interest in new age technologies of operating business. The chapters in this book, except for Conclusion, were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

    Introduction: Artificial intelligence – challenges and opportunities for international HRM: a review and research agenda

    Pawan Budhwar, Ashish Malik, M. T. Thedushika De Silva and Praveena Thevisuthan

    1. Humanoid robot adoption and labour productivity: a perspective on ambidextrous product innovation routines

    Manlio Del Giudice, Veronica Scuotto, Luca Vincenzo Ballestra and Marco Pironti

    2. The adoption of artificial intelligence in employee recruitment: The influence of contextual factors

    Yuan Pan, Fabian Froese, Ni Liu, Yunyang Hu and Maolin Ye

    3. May the bots be with you! Delivering HR cost-effectiveness and individualised employee experiences in an MNE

    Ashish Malik, Pawan Budhwar, Charmi Patel and N. R. Srikanth

    4. Rebooting employees: upskilling for artificial intelligence in multinational corporations

    Akanksha Jaiswal, C. Joe Arun and Arup Varma

    5. Beliefs, anxiety and change readiness for artificial intelligence adoption among human resource managers: the moderating role of high-performance work systems

    Yuliani Suseno, Chiachi Chang, Marek Hudik and Eddy S. Fang

    6. Artificial intelligence, robotics, advanced technologies and human resource management: a systematic review

    Demetris Vrontis, Michael Christofi, Vijay Pereira, Shlomo Tarba, Anna Makrides and Eleni Trichina

    Conclusion: AI and HRM - Future Research Agendas

    Ashish Malik and Pawan Budhwar


    Ashish Malik is Assosicate Professor and Head of Management Department at Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle, Australia. Ashish is also the Workforce Resilience Cluster Lead and is an Associate Editor of Journal of Business Research (Methods Section) and Asian Business & Management journal. He serves on the Editorial Review Board of Human Resource Management Review and Journal of Knowlede Management. Ashish has published over 100 research outputs, including 10 books and his research features in top-tier academic journals such as the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Human Resource Management (US), British Journal of Management and Industrial Marketing Management, among others. He has won several awards and has secured research income of more than AU$ 5 million over a range of HRM and multidisciplinary projects.

    Pawan Budhwar is the 50th Anniversary Professor of International HRM, Head of Aston Business School, and an Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor International (India) at Aston University, UK. He is also the Joint Director of Aston India Centre for Applied Research and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Journal. He received his doctorate from Manchester Business School and is globally known for his research in the fields of strategic and international HRM and emerging markets with a specific focus on India. He has published over 150 articles in leading journals and has also written and/or co-edited over 25 books. Pawan is the co-founder and first President of Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of Academy of Management. He has served as an advisor to the Commonwealth Commission for six years, as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Management for 7 years (2014-2020) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, British Academy of Management, the Academy of Social Sciences, and the Indian Academy of Management. He has won numerous awards for his research.