Writing Integrative Literature Reviews

@article{Torraco2016WritingIL,
  title={Writing Integrative Literature Reviews},
  author={Richard J. Torraco},
  journal={Human Resource Development Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={404 - 428}
}
  • R. Torraco
  • Published 25 October 2016
  • Art, Business
  • Human Resource Development Review
This article presents the integrative review of literature as a distinctive form of research that uses existing literature to create new knowledge. As an expansion and update of a previously published article on this topic, it reviews the growing body of literature on how to write literature reviews. The article identifies the main components of the integrative literature review, provides examples of visual representations for use in literature reviews, and describes how to write literature… 

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