We are pleased to present 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:
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.
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. For information on how to submit for the Best Dissertation/Thesis Award please see below.
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.
As part of the Second HR Division International Conference (HRIC) to be held in Sydney Australia, February 20-22, 2016, a Doctoral Student Consortium will be held on Saturday February 20th. 2016, 9am to 5pm.
Highlights of the HRIC Doctoral Consortium will include:
The HRIC Doctoral Consortium is open to all doctoral students who are delegates at the Conference. There is no charge for the Consortium but registration is required by January 15th 2015. To register for the HRIC Doctoral Consortium, please complete the registration form and email it with your two-page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th.
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Looking forward to seeing you in Sydney!
The conference committee of the HRIC Sydney, February 2016, is pleased to announce the award of Best Dissertation for the scholar whose doctoral thesis (PhD or Professional Doctorate) best meets the criteria defined below. A panel of internationally renowned scholars (names listed below) will judge the submissions. There will be no right of appeal.
Dissertations should be written and defended in English and your work should be clearly articulated and structured. The dissertation should address a topic within the broad area of HRM, and/or have implications for scholarly communities within this sphere. You should have or plan to have defended your thesis between 31st January 2014 and 10th January 2016, and either you or a member of your supervisory team should have the intention of attending the HRIC conference in February 2016.
As part of your submission you are required to include a statement from a member of your supervisory team of the institution where your thesis is registered supporting your submission for the Best Dissertation Award of this conference. Your entry must be submitted by 11th January 2016.
The academic criteria by which your dissertation will be assessed are as follows:
To enter the competition you are required to submit your thesis together with an abstract which succinctly signposts (no more than two A4 pages overall) how the criteria detailed above have been met in the thesis. Please email your submission to Helen Shipton.
A supporting statement from your institution (as outlined above) should also be attached in your submission.
Winners and runners up will be notified in advance of the conference. An amount of up to $1000 Australian dollars is available for the prize winner. In the event of runners-up, the prize money will be divided accordingly.
Please note that we are unable to provide feedback on your submission.
The conference committee is grateful for the support of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, who will publish the name of the winning scholar, and any runners-up, on the HRIC Sydney conference website. We acknowledge and thank Nottingham Business School for sponsoring the best doctoral thesis. The name and profile of the award winner and runner-up will feature in the Nottingham Business School newsletter immediately following the conference (April 2016).
We look forward to receiving your submission.
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The HRIC2 Conference theme in 2016 is: "HIGHLIGHTING CONTEXT AND CONCEPTS IN HRM"
The conference will feature three prominent keynote speakers:
The second HRIC will offer unique opportunities to exchange views on lessons learned and emerging challenges from an Asian‐Pacific perspective, and explore current directions in context and concepts in HRM. The conference will also provide opportunities to share work‐in‐progress and interact with scholars from academia, industry and government with the hope of forging fruitful and ongoing collaborations.
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David Guest is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management in the Department of Management at King’s College, London. His main research interests concern the relationship between human resource management, organizational performance and employee well-being; the individualisation of employment relations and the role of the psychological contract; flexibility and employment contracts; and the impact of the changing nature of careers. He sits on several editorial boards and has published in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, the British Journal of Industrial Relations and the Academy of Management Journal.
Fang Lee Cooke is Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Asia Studies at Monash Business School, Monash University. Her research interests are in the area of employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing and shared services, Chinese outward FDI and employment of Chinese migrants. Fang has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is an Associate Editor for Human Resource Management; International Journal of Human Resource management; and Gender, Work, and Organization; Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. Fang’s current research projects include: Chinese construction and mining firms in Africa and their employment practices and labour relations; employee resilience, HRM practices and engagement in the finance sector in the Asian region; the evolution of industrial relations and implications for foreign firms in South Asia; organizational practices and management models in the care sector; and HRM in healthcare organizations.
Cheri Ostroff is a Professor and a senior researcher at the Centre for Human Resource Management (CHRM) at the University of South Australia Business School. Her work focuses on how the practices and features of an organisation influence the attitudes and performance of individuals, and, conversely, how individuals’ characteristics collectively influence organisational functions. Professor Ostroff has received a Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in Applied Research from the American Psychological Association (APA), an Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions from the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), an Outstanding Teacher Award from Teachers College at Columbia University, a Scholarly Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (AoM), and the Decade Award from the AoM. She is an elected fellow of both APA and SIOP. She is an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology.
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