Role of HRM in knowledge integration: Towards a conceptual framework

Ashish Malik, Fabian Jintae Froese, Piyush Sharma

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)


Knowledge integration (KI) is a source of sustained competitive advantage for firms. This paper draws upon the knowledge-based view of the firm and ability-motivation-opportunity framework to develop a theoretical and empirical model showing the role of human resource management (HRM) practices in achieving KI. Findings suggest three ability-enhancing practices (training and development, focused hiring, and knowledge questioning values), four motivation-enhancing practices (project-specific performance, competency-based performance management, project-based information dissemination, and information and knowledge sharing forums) and five opportunity-enhancing practices (team working, information and knowledge sharing, verticalisation of business, geographical information and knowledge sharing, and structural change) that facilitate KI. The paper concludes with managerial implications, directions for future research and the study's limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-535
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Research
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Marketing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Role of HRM in knowledge integration: Towards a conceptual framework'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this