Quotation Cumming, Douglas, Filatotchev, Igor, Reinecke, Juliane, Wood, Geoffrey. 2020. New investor categories, agility and HRM: The case of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Human Resource Management Review. 30 (1)




This article reviews the existing literature on SWFs and the firm, focusing particular attention on the implications of the rise of SWFs strategic agility and HRM. This paper outlines three main channels through which sovereign wealth fund (SWF) investment has implications for employees. First, SWFs influence macroeconomic environments, and hence affect labor conditions. Second, institutional conditions in different countries shape the behavior of SWFs around the world, which in turn has implications for HR strategy and practice. Third, SWFs can have a direct effect on the corporate governance and hence HR strategies and employees of organizations in which they invest. We review and discuss these three channels and outline avenues for future research.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Human Resource Management Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title New investor categories, agility and HRM: The case of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Volume 30
Number 1
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100694
Open Access N


Filatotchev, Igor (Details)
Cumming, Douglas (York University, Canada)
Reinecke, Juliane (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Wood, Geoffrey (Western University, Canada)
Competence Center for Emerging Markets and CEE WE (Details)
Institute for International Business (Dikova) (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
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