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Center for International Human Resource Studies



Center for International Human Resource Studies

Dr. Elaine Farndale
Center Director, Center for International Human Resource Studies

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Abstract Submissions

Procedure for submitting extended abstracts

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 13, 2022

Submissions are invited for competitive papers. Extended abstracts may be submitted for review with the understanding that a full paper will be produced for the actual conference. Extended abstracts (in English) should be 750-1,000 words (as per Academy of Management Journal submission style) and should contain:

  • an outline description of the theoretical framework and concepts;
  • the research design and approach to data analysis (where applicable);
  • the key findings, along with their theoretical and practical significance;
  • and a full list of references used in the abstract.

Please note that your abstract should clearly relate to the International HRM theme of the conference, demonstrating the international element of your paper.

All submissions must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in a journal, or presented at another conference. All abstracts will be blind reviewed. Papers presented at the conference will be collated in the unpublished conference proceedings made available to all participants.

Submitting Your Abstract

Please submit your abstract as a Word document or PDF file. Do not include any identifying information of the authors in the extended abstract – this information should be included in your covering email for submission.

To submit your abstract, . Clicking this link will open your default email program and provide a template for you to fill out. Please attach your abstract as a PDF or Word document.

Alternatively, please send an email to , attach your abstract, and include:

Contact Person Details

  • Title
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • University
  • Faculty or Ph.D. student?

Details of Additional Authors

Important: If your abstract is accepted for presentation, do you plan to be able to attend the conference in person? Yes/No

Don’t forget to attach the Word or PDF document of your abstract before sending this email!

Best Paper Award

All full papers submitted will be considered for the best paper award sponsored by International Business Review. To compete for this award, full papers must be submitted by April 19, 2022.

The best papers from the conference will also be invited to submit for review for publication in a special issue of International Business Review.