Research Projects and Publications


Click here to see a list of academic publications related to international human resource management published by CIHRS faculty.

CRANET Survey of HRM Policies and Practices

The Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) team is poised to reach out to HR managers in organizations across the U.S. to gather data for the 2020/21 round of the CRANET survey. CRANET is a global network of academic institutions carrying out a regular survey of the state of HRM in organizations across more than 40 countries, tracking how HR has evolved over time since 1989. Participation in the study benefits HR practitioners by benchmarking HRM practices and trends, as well as providing rigorous academic data for future publications and teaching materials.

The last round of survey results are available free-of-charge in a report that provides an overall picture of HRM in a wide range of organizations across the U.S. Click here to download the executive summary of the report (PDF version). Please contact us at  if you would like to receive a full copy of the report. You can also read more about the results in this press release.

If you are an HR manager working in an organization in the U.S. that has 200 or more employees, and would like to learn more about the CRANET survey of HRM policies and practices, please contact us at .


Effective Work Design across Cultures

This study is being conducted by the Ambassadors of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, for which Dr. Farndale is the US Ambassador. Work can be a joy or a chore - a source of meaning, purpose, and satisfaction, or a source of frustration, dissatisfaction, and alienation. Addressing the challenge of what constitutes ‘good work design’, we base this study on the validated Work Design Questionnaire (WDQ): a measure of 21 work characteristics. Furthermore, we explore cultural values to identify how these affect the relationship between elements of work design and employee outcomes of job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behavior, turnover intentions, and burnout

For further details, please contact the research team: . You can also visit the project webpage by clicking here.


Employee Perceptions of HRM in Workplaces Worldwide

CIHRS is partnering with colleagues from across the globe to explore the influence of individuals’ cultural values on the effectiveness of HRM systems on stimulating desired individual attitudes and behaviors in the workplace, such as affective commitment and work engagement. These outcomes having previously been linked to important productivity and performance outcomes at the firm level. Gathering data as part of a multi-country study, the research is also uncovering how cultural values affect the HRM process in organizations.

Data are currently being collected and initial findings have been presented at Academy of Management meetings. For further details, please contact the research team: .


Read about the other research projects that members of CIHRS are involved in here:

Information coming soon!