"Sample Selection in Systematic Literature Reviews of Management Research"
, in Organizational Research Methods, Vol. in press, 2021, ISSN: 1094-4281
Sample Selection in Systematic Literature Reviews of Management Research
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Systematic review techniques are about to become the ?new normal? in reviews of management research. However, there is not yet much advice on how to organize the sample selection process as part of such reviews. This article addresses this void and analyzes this vital part of systematic reviews in more detail. In particular, it offers a critical review of systematic literature reviews published in the Academy of Management Annals and the International Journal of Management Reviews between 2004 and 2018. Based on this methodological literature review, the article presents issues to consider in the most critical choices during the sample selection process. Furthermore, this review identifies several descriptive features such as the mean number of research items included in systematic reviews, the mean number of databases used, and the mean coverage period of such reviews. These numbers may be used as benchmark figures in future reviews.