Organization and Human Resources Department's Lecture


Theme:Presentation: Evolution of Big Data: An Integrative Review and a New Method for Human Resource Management Research

Speaker:Yucheng Zhang (Professor at School of Economics and Management, Hebei University of Technology)

Time:2019-05-23 14:30

Address:Room 1008, Mingde Business Building



In a recent provocative series of paper, Angrave et al. (2016) criticized the lack of sufficient big data-based approaches for limiting the development of human resource management (HRM) practices and research. Although Angrave et al. (2016) emphasized the importance of applying a big data approach to HRM research, clear guidance regarding how to integrate a big data approach with HRM studies is missing. This presentation therefore maps the evolution of big data in business research by using bibliometric analysis first. Second, a systematic review is conducted to examine the benefits and characteristics of big data and proposes a future agenda for the application of big data approaches to HRM research. In addition, we summarize the general procedures for conducting big data research and eight methods that are applicable in big data HRM research. Finally, we identify three potential HRM research topics ranging from the micro, meso and macro levels along with a new method for deductive big data HRM research.

Short biograph:
Dr. Eason Yucheng Zhang is the Professor at School of Economics and Management, Hebei University of Technology. Eason is also working for journal “Business Ethics: A European Review” (SSCI: Q1, IF = 3.029) as an Associate Editor. He is also Editorial Board Member for different journals, such as “Journal of Business Ethics” (Financial Times 50 Journal, JCR: Q1; SSCI, impact factor: 2.354), “The International Journal of Human Resource Management” (SSCI: Q1, impact factor: 2.425). He serves as a Reviewer for various journals in management area, including Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Management and Organization Review and among others. His research has been published in leading international journals such as Journal of Management, Tourism Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics and among others.


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