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July 2014: CIHRS is born!


The International Human Resource Management Project (IHRMP) was conceived in spring 2012 to encourage international human resource management (IHRM) scholarly research, and to serve the International HR practitioner community. Through targeted events, our goal has been to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners passionate about IHRM, enabling the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice in the field. As acknowledge by Eric Silver, Associate Dean for Research, during the past two years the IHRMP had achieved its objective of raising the LER School’s profile in international HR. As a result of this, the IHRMP was granted approval to the change of status to a full research center recognized by the College of Liberal Arts in the summer of 2014, changing its name to the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS). This gives the Center the opportunity to continue to pursue its goals, under the directorship of Elaine Farndale, along with the support of Sumita Raghuram, Helen Liu, and the new post-doctoral scholar, Maja Vidović. Our next major event will be a second Global IHRM Conference to be held at University Park on May 14-15, 2015.