Reflecting on e-Recruiting Research Using Grounded Theory

Joost Wolfswinkel, Elfi Furtmuelle, Celeste Wilderom

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This paper presents a systematic review of the e-Recruiting literature through a grounded theory lens. The large number of publications and the increasing diversity of publications on e-Recruiting research, as the most studied area within e-HRM (Electronic Human Resource Management), calls for a synthesis of e-Recruiting research. We show interconnections between achievements, research gaps and future research directions in order to advance both e-Recruiting research and practice. Moreover, we provide a definition of e-Recruiting. The use of grounded theory enabled us to reach across sub-disciplines, methods used, perspectives studied, themes discussed and stakeholders involved. We demonstrate that the Grounded Theory Approach led to a better understanding of the interconnections that lay buried in the disparate e-Recruiting literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems 2010
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010
Event18th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2010 - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 7 Jun 20109 Jun 2010
Conference number: 18


Conference18th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2010
Abbreviated titleECIS
Country/TerritorySouth Africa


  • Grounded theory
  • e-Recruiting
  • Literature review


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