We are pleased to present the call for papers for the Second HR Division International Conference (HRIC), to be held in Sydney, on February 20-22, 2016, co-sponsored by the HR Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), the Business School and AGSM at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Centre for Human Resource Management at the University of South Australia, and Monash University. The conference theme is Highlighting Context and Concepts in Human Resource Management (HRM).
The current Academy of Management membership profile reflects a significant turning point: more new members now come from outside North America than from within it. In the not-too-distant future, the majority of AOM membership will be based outside North America. The HRIC conferences are designed to better integrate this global community and disseminate HR knowledge to management researchers and practitioners wherever they live and work.
Building on the success of the first HRIC in Beijing, China (June 2014), this second HRIC focuses on current directions in contexts and concepts in HRM and features three eminent keynote speakers: Prof. David Guest (Kings’ College, London, UK), Prof. Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University) and Prof. Cheri Ostroff (Centre for Human Resource Management, University of South Australia).
In recent decades, as organisations have worked to break down geographical barriers and develop global communities, research has contributed important insight about how HR strategy, practices and outcomes operate across contexts. However, large gaps remain.
This Australian-hosted HRIC creates a forum to exchange views, review lessons learned and identify emerging challenges from an Asian‐Pacific perspective. The HRIC also provides opportunities to share work-in-progress and network with colleagues from academia, industry and government. We invite scholars from around the world to share their ideas on all aspects of HRM – not just those directly related to the conference theme. We welcome proposals for paper presentation, symposia and workshops sessions, addressing but not limited to, such topics as:
The Second HRIC will consider unpublished original papers in English. Proposals (full papers (maximum 40 pages), symposia (40 pages), and workshops (5 pages)) can be conceptual or empirical, quantitative or qualitative. Submitted papers will go through a double blind review process. All submissions will be evaluated on the basis of academic rigour, relevance, and contribution to the field of HRM. To submit a proposal, upload your document to the online submissions system of the HRIC website (www.hric2016.org) where you will find additional submission guidelines.
The submission section of the HRIC website will open in May, 2015 and will be available until 5pm on 30 August 2015 (Australian Eastern Standard time), the deadline for all type of submissions. Decision letters will be sent by November 15, 2015.
Workshops and a PhD Consortium will be scheduled on Saturday February 20, 2016.
PDWs can use a variety of formats, with the aim to enhance skill development and collaborative learning around the latest developments in research and practice.
A welcome ceremony, including morning tea will be held in the morning of Sunday, 21 February 2016 with Prof. David Lepak (Chair of the HR Division), and Prof. Chris Styles (Dean of the Business School, UNSW). A barbeque, sponsored by the Business School, UNSW will be held that evening of this day. The closing ceremony, including drinks and finger food will take place in the afternoon of Monday, 22 February 2016. Keynote addresses and special sessions will be noted in the conference program.
Selected paper abstracts from among those submitted will be nominated for the HRIC Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards. The full papers of the finalists will an additional review by an expert panel. The selected winner(s) will receive a cash prize and their winning paper(s) will be announced during the HRIC closing ceremony.
The Second HRIC 2016 will be held on the Kensington Campus of the UNSW (Sydney). For more details regarding accommodations, please visit the conference website (www.hric2016.org).
Sydney offers fabulous and varied attractions including the (climb of the) Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, beautiful beaches (the Coogee to Bondi beach walk), and the nearby Blue Mountains, making it a great place to bring your family. Please remember that February is summer in Australia. To make the conference more enjoyable for everyone, HRIC will offer excursions for family members during the conference. These excursions will be offered at net cost and require advance registration.
Registration will open in November, 2015. An early registration fee will be available until January 15, 2016. A late registration fee will apply after January 15, 2016 and on‐site. Students must present a valid student ID upon admission to the conference. Additional fees apply for those registering to the social events and family trips. Please visit the HRIC website (www.hric2016.org) to register.
Professor HRM & OB | Head of School of Management
UNSW Business School (incorporating AGSM) |
UNSW Australia NSW 2052, Sydney, Australia