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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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Conference Details

NOTE: Based on the majority of submissions received to date, the preference is for an in-person conference. If you cannot attend in person but would like to submit an abstract so that you can present your work if accepted via Zoom, please note this when you submit. As we do not have the resources as a small conference to provide a full hybrid experience, as a virtual attendee you will be assigned to a session to present your work based on the timing of the conference in New York, USA (EST time zone). We plan on recording plenary sessions to share with virtual attendees but it will not be possible to Zoom into other parallel paper sessions. If you wish to be a virtual attendee, please contact us at and we can provide further information regarding registration fees.

Looking Back Over a decade of international HRM: Who knew the world could change so much!

The upcoming 5th Global Conference on IHRM will celebrate a decade of developments in IHRM. As such, we would like to invite you to join us in New York City for presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities between scholars and practitioners.

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 national context or exploring how a multinational enterprise balances the global/local paradox in managing its workforce.

We seek academic paper submissions that not only reflect on IHRM developments over the years but also those that will broaden our understanding and pave the path for future IHRM research and practice. To this end, we invite submissions that cover conceptual, theoretical, and empirical investigations that adopt a broad range of methodologies and highlight the context-specific nature of HRM systems. Papers that address but are not necessarily restricted to the following topics are especially invited:

  • HRM models from emerging markets
  • Institutional and cultural perspectives on IHRM
  • HRM in multinational enterprises
  • Expatriate management and global careers
  • IHRM and informal social ties and networks
  • Global talent and knowledge management
  • Global leadership
  • Diversity, aging population, and generational challenges in different national settings
  • Ethics and corporate social responsibility in the globalization of work
  • High-performance work systems in different national settings

Important Dates

Extended deadline for abstract submissions: February 28, 2022

Communication of paper acceptance: March 13, 2022 

Submission of final papers for accepted abstracts: April 19, 2022

Deadline for registration if presenting a paper: April 19, 2022

Deadline for registration if attending only: May 2, 2022

Note: The hope is that we can run this as an in-person conference. If circumstances dictate, we will switch to an online mode if necessary.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Elaine Farndale, Dr. Rakoon Piyanontalee, and Carolyn Adrien (Center for International Human Resource Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Dr. Sven Horak (Center for Global Business Stewardship, St John’s University, USA)

Dr. Maja Vidovic (RIT Croatia)

If you have any questions, please contact the Center by email

Registration and Fees

Includes all conference materials, refreshments, lunches and a conference cocktail reception on May 20, 2022.

Early bird registration (before March 31, 2022): $295

Student registration (before March 31, 2022): $225 with proof of student status

Regular registration (April 1, 2022, onward): $350

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CIHRS will confirm your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


If your request to withdraw is received by April 25, 2022, we can issue a partial refund. Send your request by email to For cancellations made before April 4, 2022, a $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal. For cancellations made between April 4–25, 2022, 50% of the conference fee paid will be refunded. After this date, no further refund will be possible. All refunds will be paid in USD.


Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact at least two weeks prior to the conference.


Thank you to the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts and Center for Global Studies for helping to sponsor this event.