Next CIHRS Webinar to be held Dec. 1

As part of their ongoing IHRM webinar series, the SFU Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS), and ESCP Business School will be hosting their next webinar, "Developing IHRM Insight Using Effective Cross-National Research" on Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As part of their ongoing IHRM webinar series, the SFU Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS), and ESCP Business School will be hosting their next webinar, "Developing IHRM Insight Using Effective Cross-National Research" on Wednesday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The webinar will be led by Dr. Emma Parry, Cranfield School of Management.

This is a free webinar, but please register in advance

About the presentation

There is a long tradition in IHRM research of comparing countries, with national context now recognized as important in developing our understanding of undertaking HRM across different cultural and institutional settings. Accompanying the growth in international comparative HRM research is an increasing awareness of the many challenges that arise when simultaneously collecting comparable data across multiple countries. The methodological decisions relating to comparative research are well documented, but often more salient are the practical and collaborative challenges relating to projects aiming to provide valuable insights across countries. In this webinar, Professor Emma Parry will draw on her considerable experience in designing and undertaking comparative research projects and in managing international research networks such as Cranet and 5C. Emma, together with a panel of eminent scholars from IHRM, international management, and international careers will aim to address these challenges. She will emphasize the importance of taking a pragmatic approach to designing comparative research and discuss the lessons learned in areas such as data collection & sampling, selecting suitable partners, and managing an international network.

About the Speaker

Emma Parry is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Changing World of Work Group at Cranfield School of Management, UK. Her research interests focus on the impact of the changing external context on managing people, particularly in relation to the national context, changing workforce demographics and technological advancement. She is an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and has published several books and numerous academic papers in world-leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Management and International Journal of HRM. Emma has played leading roles in two international research networks: Cranet, a network of over 40 academic institutions worldwide that examines HRM policies and practices across countries; and the Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers (5C) that examines attitudes towards careers across countries. She is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, an Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES).

This session will be moderated by Miguel Olivas-Luján, Professor, Management & Marketing department, Clarion (soon to be Pennsylvania Western) University, USA.

November 12, 2021