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2017 Global IHRM Conference

3rd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management
19 - 20 May 2017
with publishing workshop and practitioner/academia event on 18 May 2017

With keynote speakers:

Professor Mary Yoko Brannen, University of Victoria, Canada
Professor David Collings, Dublin City University, Ireland

Best paper award sponsored by:

International Journal of Human Resource Management


 Organized by: Center for International Human Resource Studies

The Pennsylvania State University

  Hosted by: St John's University

Manhattan Campus, 101 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003, USA

The International HRM field is broad and expanding, incorporating many disciplines including cross-cultural management, comparative HRM, and strategic international HRM. Practice and research are focused on understanding why certain HRM activities fit a given institutional and/or cultural context, or exploring how a multinational enterprise manages the global/local paradox. Insights from the international organizational behavior field also complement these questions, increasing our knowledge around how individual employees from different countries experience HRM in their organization.

Building on this broad research base, the first two Global Conferences on IHRM held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and 2015 helped to broaden our knowledge. Yet there is still more to learn…!

We would like to encourage this broadening of our understanding of International HRM with the 3rd Global Conference on IHRM, being hosted by St John’s University at their Manhattan campus in New York City. We encourage submissions that allow us to understand our observations in the IHRM field beyond describing them, answering the ‘why’ questions, and providing clear implications for practice.

The conference is organized around a number of sub-themes that reflect important contemporary debates in IHRM. All abstracts submitted are peer-reviewed. The conference allows adequate time for presentations and discussion, both in parallel and plenary sessions, ensuring a lively debate and networking opportunities among participants.


A collection of the best papers from the conference will be selected for review for publication in a special issue of Thunderbird International Business Review.


We look forward to welcoming members of the IHRM community to our conference!


Updates regarding the conference will be released as the conference date approaches.

Please make sure to re-visit this website regularly!



Dr. Elaine Farndale
Labor Studies and Employment Relations
501c Keller Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802, USA
phone: +1 814-867-3320
fax: +1 814-867-4169