Writing Integrative Literature Reviews: Guidelines and Examples

Richard J. Torraco

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The integrative literature review is a distinctive form of research that generates new knowledge about the topic reviewed. Little guidance is available on how to write an integrative literature review. This article discusses how to organize and write an integrative literature review and cites examples of published integrative literature reviews that illustrate how this type of research has made substantive contributions to the knowledge base of human resource development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-367
Number of pages12
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • integrative literature review
  • integrative research review: synthesis
  • literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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