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Resources & Calls for Papers

The information provided here relates to resources and events that you may find useful when doing research or teaching in the broad field of IHRM. The resources relate to recent articles, books, and conferences, as well as blogs and other organizations doing research in this field. Please email us at if you would like to suggest additional resources.


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Current Calls for Papers

Special Issue of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Perspectives on Diversity and Equality in Under-Researched Countries

Guest Editors: Alain Klarsfeld, Lena Knappert, Angela Kornau, Faith Ngunjiri, Barbara Sieben

The purpose of this special issue is to further restore diversity and equality to its national contexts by shedding light on under-researched countries, including (though not limited to) countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. All papers must be empirically driven, utilizing either primary or secondary data. Theoretical frameworks may also be used to assist with describing and/or understanding a country’s context. Multiple authorship is encouraged to offer diverse viewpoints, within each paper. It is anticipated that multiple authors will contribute different and diverse data sets to enrich the perspectives for each country. 

Submission deadline: October 31, 2017. Submission will be available from August 1, 2017.


15th International Human Resource Management Conference

The 15th International Human Resource Management Conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, on 13-15 June 2018The conference’s theme is “Managing People in a Changing Global Environment”It will be hosted by the Carlos III University of Madrid.

The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017. More information is available in the Call for PapersFor more information please visit the website:

Conference Chair: Prof Dr Jaime Bonache


34th EGOS Colloquium 2018

EGOS will be hosted by the Estonian Business School (EBS) from July 5–7, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. Sub-theme 28: Global Forms of Work and Multinational Enterprises is particularly relevant to IHRM scholars. Further information available here. Convenors: Charmi Patel, Shay S. Tzafrir, Pawan Budhwar. Deadline for submissions: 8 January 2018. Questions can be sent to


Special Issue of Human Resource Management Journal

Situating Human Resource Management Practices in their Political and Economic Context

Guest Editors: Prof Steve Vincent (Newcastle, UK), Prof Greg J. Bamber (Monash University, Australia), Prof Rick Delbridge (Cardiff, UK), Dr Virginia Doellgast (Cornell, USA), Dr Jo Grady (Leicester, UK), Prof Irena Grugulis (Leeds, UK)

This special issue seeks papers that theorise and empirically examine the relationships between complex and sometimes shifting socio-economic and political conditions, the activities of HR practitioners, and the outcomes and implications of HR practices. The papers published will question how contextual conditions combine to effect and enable the ideas, practices and impact of HR managers.

Download the call for papers here.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2018


Recent journal special issues dedicated to IHRM:

Special issue from the 2nd Global Conference on IHRMIJHRMlogo

Volume 28, issue 12 (2017) of the International Journal of Human Resource Management is devoted to papers presented during the 2nd Global Conference on IHRM held at Penn State in May 2015. This special issue was guest edited by CIHRS members: Elaine Farndale, Sumita Raghuram, Stan Gully, Helen Liu, Jean Phillips & Maja Vidovic. The articles included cover a range of IHRM-related topics:


International Journal of Human Resource Management Special Issue

Volume 26, issue 6 (2015) of the International Journal of Human Resource Management is devoted to 'A global perspective on diversity and inclusion in work organizations'. This special issue was an initiative of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, guest edited by, among others, CIHRS members Elaine Farndale and Sumita Raghuram.


Recent books related to IHRM:

Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Middle East

This 2016 Handbook provides evidence-based information regarding the dynamics of HRM in this important region. The book includes contextual and functional issues such as societal and cultural perspectives, performance management and talent management; country-specific HRM covering the GCC, Levant and North African nations; and emerging themes such as HR issues related to domestic workers, labor localization, expatriate management, CSR, Wasta, foreign and public sector firms.

Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management

This 2016 volume is edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Griffith University, Australia and Stewart Johnstone, Newcastle University Business School, UK. The Encyclopedia is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource with some 400 entries on core HR areas and key concepts, including international HRM.

The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management

This 2015 volume examines cutting-edge themes, with the input of contributions from both established and

emerging scholars. The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management gives a state-of-the-art overview of the key themes, topics and debates in the discipline, with valuable insights into directions for future research.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets

Bringing together a diverse set of key HRM themes such as talent management, global careers and employee engagement, this remarkably wide ranging work (published 2015) on managing human resources in more than 20 emerging markets is written by world-leading experts in HRM in emerging markets and based on leading-edge research and practice.

Online resources related to IHRM:

Blog: Marian van Bakel

A blog about expatriates and intercultural communication by Marian van Bakel, University of Southern Denmark. This blog mainly speaks to a practitioner audience including posts to make academic articles more accessible.



Blog: B. Sebastian Reiche

Prof. Reiche's research focuses on international assignments and forms of global work, knowledge transfer, talent retention, cross-cultural management and global leadership.


Harzing: Research in International Management

Prof. Harzing has produced many useful resources for scholars in the field of international human resource management. Check out the website to see more.