Conference Program

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Registration (Lobby, 101 Astor Place)


Lunch(Room 107)



Publishing workshop (Room 105/6)

Emma Parry, Chris Brewster, Anthony McDonnell, Mila Lazarova, Ibraiz Tarique (Chair: Sven Horak)


Coffee (Room 107) - Sponsored by Taylor&Francis


Practitioner/Academia Seminar (Room 105/6)

Friday, 19 May 2017


Registration (Lobby, 101 Astor Place)


Breakfast (Room 107)


Conference welcome (Room 105/6)

Simon Geir Møller, Senior Vice Provost, St John’s University

Paul Clark, Director of School of Labor and Employment Relations, Penn State University


Keynote plenary and discussion (Room 105/6)

Mary Yoko Brannen, University of Victoria: “Learning from the Other: IHRM and the New Demographic”


Break (Room 107)


Paper sessions: Tracks 1, 2, 3


Lunch (Room 107)


Paper sessions: Tracks 4, 5, 6


Break (Room 107) - Sponsored by Rutgers


Paper sessions: Tracks 7, 8, 9


Conference reception with presentation of Best Paper Award (Room 105/6)

Emma Parry, Senior Associate Editor of International Journal of HRM

 Saturday, 20 May 2017


Registration (Lobby, 101 Astor Place)


Breakfast (Room 107)


Paper sessions: Tracks 10, 11, 12


Break (Room 107)


Paper sessions: Tracks 13, 14, 15


Keynote plenary and discussion (Room 105/6)

David Collings, Dublin City University: "Global Talent Management: Progress and Prospects"


Conference Closing and Lunch (Room 107)


Paper session details (final - 11 May 2017). Note the schedule may be subject to change! You can download a PDF version of the program here.

Track 1: Cultural Values and HRM

Chair: Vlad Vaiman, California Lutheran University, USA

Friday, 19 May 2017 (11:30am-12:45pm): room 206

René Schalk, Kirsten van der Linden

Do cultural differences between supervisors and employees matter? The influence on the relationship between employee and supervisor and employee attitudes and behavior

Susanne Mehr, Silvan Winkler

The role of leader and coworker support in the transition of newcomers from training to work engagement: A cross-cultural analysis

Bora Kwon, Elaine Farndale

Participative climate, employee voice perceptions, and the moderating role of cultural values: A multilevel examination

Track 2: Global Careers and Human Capital

Chair: Jon Briscoe, Northern Illinois University , USA

Friday, 19 May 2017 (11:30am-12:45pm): room 209

Syed Imran Saqib, Matthew Allen

Intentions and implementation dissonance: Investigating HR policies aimed at human capital resource accumulation in the banking sector of Pakistan

Nasreen Sultana, Charmine E. J. Härtel, Tyler G. Okimoto

The effect of race and accent on the career progression of managers in Australia

Jon P. Briscoe, Robert Kaše, Nicky Dries, Anders Dysvik, Julie Unite, et al.

Minding the gap(s): Development and validation of a cross-cultural measure of subjective career success


Track 3: Comparative HRM

Chair: Bruce Prince, Kansas State University, USA

Friday, 19 May 2017 (11:30am-12:45pm): room 210

Abraham Stefanidis, Vasilis Strogilos, Niki Kyriakidou

Work Engagement of Employees with Children with Special Needs/ Disabilities in the UK and Singapore

Geoffrey Wood, Michael Brookes, Chris Brewster

Complementarities in comparative capitalisms and associated HRM practices

Michelle O’Sullivan, Tom Turner, Juliet MacMahon, Lorraine Ryan, Jonathan Lavelle, Caroline Murphy, Mike O’Brien, Patrick Gunnigle

Zero hours work: A comparison of two liberal market economies

Nicholas R. Prince, J. Bruce Prince, Rüdiger Kabst

The European Union: Its Influence on the Convergence of Human Resource Practices

Track 4: National Cultures and Pay

Chair: Nick Prince, University of Wyoming, USA

Friday, 19 May 2017 (2:00-3:15pm): room 206

Richard A. Posthuma, Emily D. Campion, Michael A. Campion, Rena Rasch

How national culture moderates the influence of pay for individual performance on the financial performance of multinational enterprises

J. Bruce Prince, Nicholas R. Prince, Rüdiger Kabst

Societal Culture and Incentive Pay Practice - Firm Performance Linkages

Alexandra Arnold, Ingrid S. Fulmer

Impact of pay system characteristics on pay transparency: A cross-cultural examination


Track 5: Global Diversity Challenges

Chair: Nancy Papalexandris, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

Friday, 19 May 2017 (2:00-3:15pm): room 209

Andri Georgiadou, Elaine Farndale

The effect of socioeconomic factors on organizational diversity programs

Masud Chand

The EU's aging population: Challenges for HRM

Nancy Papalexandris, Eleanna Galanaki

Business leaders of the future: Demographic challenges


Track 6: HRM in Emerging Economies

Chair: Marzena Stor, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland

Friday, 19 May 2017 (2:00-3:15pm): room 210

Tony Edwards, Gerhard Schnyder

Multinational companies from emerging markets and their home countries: The effects of institutions on firms and of firms on institutions

Joey Soehardjojo

Understanding Japanese work, employment and organizational practices in the political and economic context of Indonesian subsidiaries

Marzena Stor

Juxtaposition of organizational competitive factors and company performance evaluation in conjunction with their implications for HRM in MNCs in Central Europe: The case of Poland



Track 7: Millennials across Cultures

Chair: Emma Parry, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Friday, 19 May 2017 (3:45-5:00pm): room 206

Yan Shen, Mike Szymanski, Helena Zhu, A.R. Elango

Me and my work: A comparative study of millennials in China and Canada

Jacobo Ramirez, Anne-Marie Søderberg

Staffing a regional office of a Scandinavian MNC with Mexican millennials and bridging national and generational divides

Hilla Peretz, Emma Parry, Yitzhak Fried

Generation Y and work values: are they really that different? A cross-cultural examination using data mining of Twitter

Charles Wankel

The sea change of HR social media policies from Draconian restriction to proper enablement


Track 8: Global HRM, Employment Relations and Ethics 

Chair: Miguel Olivas-Lujan, Clarion University, USA

Friday, 19 May 2017 (3:45-5:00pm): room 209

Ismail Hossain

Industrial Disasters and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Ranaplaza of Bangladesh

Margarita Nyfoudi, Nicholas Theodorakopoulos, Alexandros Psychogios, George Saridakis

Solidarity among SME employees in times of economic crisis: The role of trust in the relationship between adverse working conditions and employees’ organizational citizenship behavior

Sergio M. Madero-Gomez, Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, Yusliza Mohd Yusoff

Human Resource Management from a Sustainable Perspective


Track 9: The Challenges of Expatriation

Chair: Torben Andersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Friday, 19 May 2017 (3:45-5:00pm): room 210

Marian van Bakel, Susan Salzbrenner

The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates

Richard A. Posthuma, Gabriela L. Flores, Rawia O. Ahmed

Stress, psychological resilience, and risk management practices for expatriates in hostile work environments

Sasha Pustovit

Improving expatriate retention: A network perspective

Marian van Bakel, Torben Andersen

Liaising with Malaysians: Expatriate experiences with the liaison role


Track 10: Global Leadership

Chair: Margarita Nyfoudi , Birmingham City University, UK

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (8:45-10:00am): room 206

Dimitra Iordanoglou

Developing leadership skills in future young leaders in times of crisis: A comparative study between European countries and the U.S.

Inju Yang, Sven Horak, Nada Kakabadse

Toward an integrative ethical principle of leadership favoritism – Mill’s utilitarianism and East Asian leadership ideals

Konstantinos Tasoulis, Marcus Stewart, Areti Krepapa

Leadership integrity and the role of HRM in Greece: Gatekeeper or bystander?


Track 11: High Performance Work Systems in Context

Chair: Richard Posthuma, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (8:45-10:00am): room 209

Michel Hermans

HRM research in the global context: Effects of institutional context, industry and rater characteristics on ratings of high performance work practices

Beata Irma Buchelt, Aleksy Pocztowski, Urban Pauli

High performance working practices in Polish multinational enterprises

Fiona Edgar, Alan Geare, Jing A. Zhang

The value of a positive disposition: The mediating role of positive emotions in the relationship between HRM and contextual performance


Track 12: HRM in Multinational Corporations

Chair: Paul Gooderham, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (8:45-10:00am): room 210

Patrick Gunnigle, Jonathan Lavelle, Sinead Monaghan, Lorraine Ryan

Multinational companies and HRM in recession: A retrospective from a highly globalized economy

Philipp Kern, Phil Almond, Tony Edwards, Olga Tregaskis

Globalizing actors in multinational companies: The creation, diffusion, implementation and contestation of global organizational norms

Emma Parry, Eleni Stavrou, Michael Morley, Paul Gooderham, Mila Lazarova

Institutional logics in the uptake of human resource management practices in multinational corporations


Track 13: The HR Function in Multinational Corporations 

Chair: Maja Vidović , RIT Croatia

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (10:15-11:30am): room 206

Rita Bissola, Barbara Imperatori

HR professional image in the global age: Do global and local cultures get along very well together?

Allen D. Engle, József Poór, Kinga Kerekes, Monica Zaharie

Who is in charge here? Evidence of the division of roles and responsibilities between global and local HR managers in MNEs operating in the CEE region

Anton Beletskiy

HR ambidexterity in MNCs: Unit HRM absorptive capacity and dual-HRM capabilities

Maja Vidović

Assessing the autonomy of subsidiary HR departments with regard to subsidiary HR role – does administrative subsidiary HR role mean no autonomy?


Track 14: Knowledge Management and Human Capital

Chair: Maura Sheehan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (10:15-11:30am): room 209

Sylwia Przytula, Małgorzata Rozkwitalska, Michał Chmielecki, Łukasz Sułkowski, Beata A. Basinska

The knowledge transfer from headquarter to local subsidiaries through expatriates- local employees’ perspective

Huaichuan Rui

HR Strategy and knowledge transfer in Chinese MNCs: a competency-based view

Julia Eisenberg, Ella Glikson

Facilitating global team performance: Examining the effects of diversity of English language proficiencies on perceived proximity

Maura Sheehan, Thomas Garavan

Labor flexibility, human capital investments and innovation: A paradox?


Track 15: Global Talent Management 

Chair: Ibraiz Tarique, Pace University, USA

Saturday, 20 May 2017 (10:15-11:30am): room 210

Mohan Thite, Elaine Farndale

Global ICT talent management: Implications of skilled migration and services offshoring on home countries

Anthony McDonnell, Agnieszka Skuza, Hugh Scullion

Considering the what or who is talent question: Multi-level perspectives from within multinational companies in Poland

Alessandra Vecchi

Global work arrangements in the virtual enterprise: The case study of Automattic

Ibraiz Tarique

Global talent management: A critical review of recent research emerging trends and directions for future research