The Functions of Human Resources’ Recruitment and Supply at Universities in Transition From the Fourth Generation Based on the Meta-Synthesis Method

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, , Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


The present study aimed at presenting the elements and characteristics of human resources’ supply and recruitment at fourth generation universities, through a mixed method and the meta-synthesis approach. The qualitative part included all related scientific works (212 retrieved works). Adopting Sandelowski and Barroso’s (2007) method, the initial screening availed 52 works, and after the second screening based on CASP, 39 documents were finally entered into meta-synthesis coding. The conceptual modeling and opinion polling stages included 12 experts and managers in the field of human resource management. Main categories’ reliability was 0.64 based on Kappa formula. The relative content validity coefficients for the categories of recruitment based on value creation for internal capacities, value increase for external talents, and cyberspace of recruitment were 1, 1, and 0.66, respectively; all greater than the minimum value (0.79). In the quantitative process that was based on descriptive and documentary methods, the analytical model of the study was proposed using the opinions of experts and evaluation of CVI-CVR. The findings confirmed the study model with 3 sub-categories, 9 concepts, and 76 codes. Finally, we maintain that the recruitment function at fourth generation universities of Iran, in accordance with the indicators of the proposed model, should be one of the priorities of the application of recruitment in the human resource management process at claimed fourth generation universities our country.


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