CIHRS Virtual PDW 2021

CIHRS Virtual Paper Development Workshop

21 May 2021 (09:00-13:00 EST)

Via Zoom

This PDW  is designed primarily for junior academic faculty or doctoral students looking to improve their publishing skills in the international HRM field. The workshop will include paper development roundtables (using Zoom breakout rooms) that are intended to be developmental conversations among a small group of scholars led by an expert mentor. The workshop will also include plenary panel discussions including leading scholars in the IHRM field (Professors James Sun, Emma Parry, and Jaime Bonache). Roundtable expert mentors include CIHRS Professors Elaine Farndale, Miguel Olivas-Lujan, and Maja Vidovic, together with Professors Marion Festing, Maral Muratbekova, Mila Lazarova, and Vlad Vaiman. (See below for full details of all panelists and roundtable mentors.)

We also have our ongoing IHRM Webinar Series and are excited to announce that there will be a keynote webinar on May 20th as a pre-event for the Virtual PDW. Professor Vlad Vaiman from California Lutheran University, a leading expert on global talent management, will be speaking on his exciting latest research. More details to follow closer to the time.

 

Important dates:

Deadline for extended abstract submissions: now closed

Decision on paper acceptance: now passed

Deadline for full paper submissions for accepted papers: now passed

Workshop registration deadline: now passed

 

How the Virtual PDW will work

The workshop will include paper development roundtables (using Zoom breakout rooms) that are intended to be developmental conversations among a small group of scholars led by an expert mentor. Roundtables will include discussions of approximately three accepted papers. These discussions may be of interest to other potential audience attendees by engaging in the conversation and experiencing the feedback and developmental suggestions.  

Extended abstracts are invited for consideration for inclusion in the parallel roundtables. Authors of selected abstracts must submit the full paper at least one month before the workshop date; otherwise their paper will be excluded. Each accepted paper will be assigned to one of the paper development roundtables. 

The papers will be discussed by a small group that includes the paper authors, an assigned mentor, and audience members. The goal of each roundtable is to provide developmental feedback to help authors move their paper toward publication. The expectation is that authors and mentors will have read the relevant papers in advance and come prepared to offer comments.

In the breakout rooms, group members will first briefly introduce themselves. The first author should then present their paper (5 minutes) using only one PowerPoint slide that identifies the target journal for the paper and the key areas on which feedback is being sought. The mentor for the paper will follow with brief comments and then will facilitate the conversation among all participants who have prepared comments (15 minutes). Roundtable participants should take turns in taking the role of note-taker to help capture the feedback for the authors of the paper that is being discussed.

 

Who should attend

This PDW is designed primarily for junior academic faculty or doctoral students looking to improve their publishing skills in the international HRM field. Ideally, scholars will be researching aspects of human resource management with an international dimension, such as exploring issues of global talent management, differences in people management across countries (comparative HRM), or emerging economies and HRM. However, papers on more general HRM topics of interest to an international audience will also be considered (e.g., diversity management, occupational health and safety, labor relations, change management, neo-institutional or critical perspectives of people management policy and practices).

 

How to apply

Extended abstracts (not full papers) should be submitted for review. Extended abstracts (in English) should be 750-1,000 words and formatted as per Academy of Management Journal submission style. They should include:

  • the aims and intended contributions of the study;
  • 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.

All submissions must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in a journal. All submissions will be blind reviewed.

Please submit in Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format (excluding any author identifying information) to the following email address: cihrs@psu.edu.

 

Panelists

Jaime BonacheJaime Bonache is Professor of Management at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain). He holds a Ph.D. in Management from UAM (Madrid, Spain), and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). He has also been Full Professor of International Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management (United Kingdom). His research interests include global mobility, international compensation, and epistemology. Professor Bonache’s academic publications include more than thirty articles in international journals. In addition to his articles, he has written and edited four books on HRM; one of them (Dirección de Personas, with Angel Cabrera), has been highly influential in a number of Spanish-speaking countries. Jaime is widely consulted on HRM by numerous European multinational organizations.

Emma Parry is Professor of Human Resource Management and Group Head (Changing World of Work) at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. She plays a leading role in a number of global research projects in HRM. These include Cranet, a worldwide network of over 40 business schools that conducts comparative HRM research, and 5C, a global research project involving around 30 academic institutions, examining cultural and age differences in attitudes towards careers. Emma's research interests relate to the impact of the changing external context on managing people. In particular, she undertakes research on the influence of technological advancement, age demographics and generational diversity, and national context. Emma is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM). She is also the Series Editor for the book series The Changing Context of Managing People (Emerald). 

Jian-Min (James) Sun (Ph.D.), is Professor of OB/HR at the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China, where he is also the Deputy Director of Center for Leadership Studies. He has published widely about strategic human resource management, leadership, and cross-cultural management. He has served as Associate Editor for Human Resource Management Journal and Guest Editors for International Journal of Human Resource Management and Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources. He is the winner of Dave Ulrich Impact Award of the HR Division, AOM (2020) and the recipient of Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition Award of SIOP (2019). 

 

Roundtable expert mentors

Marion Festing (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP Business School, Berlin, Germany. Her current research activities combine her interests in international HRM and talent management in various institutional and cultural contexts with diversity and inclusion. Marion’s publications include articles in journals such as Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, and Academy of Management Perspectives.

 

Maral Muratbekova (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Human Resource Management at ESCP Business School, Paris, France. Her current research activities combine her interests in international HRM and talent management, and informal networks with specific attention to particularities of different institutional and cultural contexts. Her publications include articles in journals such as Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Management International Review. 

 

Mila Lazarova (Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada) is the Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management. Her research interests include global careers, the role of organizational career development and mobility practices in organizations; repatriation and career impact of international assignments; and HR issues related to workplace integration of skilled migrants. Mila has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Organizational Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Management Journal. Mila is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Work Business and sits on several other editorial boards.

Vlad Vaiman is Professor and the Associate Dean at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and a visiting professor at several premier universities around the globe.  He has published five books on managing talent in organizations and at a country level, as well as a number of academic and practitioner-oriented articles and book chapters on talent management and International HRM.  His work appeared in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and many others.  He is also a founding editor and the Chief Editorial Consultant of the European Journal of International Management, and an editorial board member of several prestigious academic journals, such as European Management Review, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Global Mobility, among others.  He is a founder, co-organizer, and a leading chair of the EIASM Workshop on Talent Management.  

 

Workshop organizers

Elaine Farndale, Ph.D., is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University (USA), where she is also Founder and Director of the Center for International Human Resource Studies. Her widely-published research encompasses the broad field of strategic (international) human resource management. Elaine completed her PhD at Cranfield School of Management (UK), and worked previously as an HR specialist for several years. She has also served as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Human Resource Management Journal, Co-Editor for Routledge’s Global HRM Series, and Associate Editor for Human Resource Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

 

Miguel Olivas-Luján, Ph.D., is Teaching Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Director of the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) at the Pennsylvania State University. A former Management Education and Development (MED, a division of the Academy of Management) chairperson, his research on international diversity, inclusion, HR technologies, civility, and related themes has appeared in top journals and several other rigorous venues. He serves as Senior Editor for Emerald’s Advanced Series in Management, is a former editor-in-chief and a volume editor for several journal special issues and scholarly books.

 

Maja Vidović, Ph.D., is Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Resource Management at the Center for International Human Resource Studies, Pennsylvania State University (USA). Maja (read as Maya) earned her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She switched continents to do her post-doc at Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations in 2014/2015. Her research focuses on HRM topics with an international flavor, and the ones that look at employee performance and well-being.