Workshop 3: Conducting systematic and critical literature reviews (afternoon, 3 - 5 pm)
Literature reviews are essential for much of the research we conduct, be that conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They also constitute a separate genre of academic work. Over the last decade, the wave of publishing literature reviews has intensified considerably. Journals that have long refused to publish them are now actively pursuing them. Management journals exclusively devoted to publishing literature reviews have consistently had a high impact factor.
This workshop will focus on two distinct types of literature reviews – systematic and critical. They serve different purposes, are conducted differently, and have different objectives. Yet, the two often get confused, or every type of literature review is assumed to be critical. The workshop will delineate these and related issues.
Instructor biography: Snejina Michailova (PhD from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) is a Professor of International Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She researches people- and knowledge-related issues in organisations, especially multinationals. She has published more than 100 articles, with her work appearing in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning & Education, British Journal of Management, California Management Review, Global Strategy Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Studies, and others.
Snejina has published six literature reviews as stand-alone articles, four of them appearing in International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of World Business.
She has co-authored Talent Management in Small Advanced Economies (2019) and has co-edited A Guide to Key Theories for Human Resource Management (2024), The Routledge Companion on Cross-Cultural Management (2015), Research Handbook on Women in International Management (2014), Knowledge Governance (2010), Human Resource Management in Central and Eastern Europe (2008) and Research Methodologies in Non-Western Contexts (2005).
Snejina has served as Editor Europe, Journal of World Business and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Critical Perspectives on International Business. She is currently a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Management. She has received numerous international research awards. In 2022, she became a Fellow of the Australia New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA). She serves as the ANZIBA President, a role she assumed in 2023.