Virtual Paper Development Workshop
21 May 2021 (09:00-13:00 EST)
Call for Extended Abstracts
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Organized by the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) at The Pennsylvania State University (USA)
Elaine Farndale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of HRM, CIHRS Director
Miguel Olivas-Luján (email@example.com)
Professor (Teaching) of HRM, CIHRS Associate Director
Assistant Teaching Professor of HRM
Maja Vidović (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CIHRS IHRM Virtual PDW 2021
How the Virtual Workshop 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(5minutes) 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 (15minutes).
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 publicationin 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:email@example.com.
There will be a small fee of USD 50 for attendance, which will cover operational expenses for the workshop including recognition of the mentors and speakers. Payment details will be provided when registration opens in April 2021.
Deadline for extended abstract submissions: 28 February 2021
Decision on paper acceptance: 26 March 2021
Deadline for full paper submissions for accepted papers: 23 April 2021
Workshop fee payment deadline: 23 April 2021
The Center for International Human Resource Studies is an initiative of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), which encourages IHRM scholarly research and serves the International HR practitioner community. Through targeted events and activities, our goal is to be the central hub for the community of scholars dedicated to studying international HRM, enabling the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice in the field. The activities of the CIHRS areled by a core team of academics in the School of Labor and Employment Relations – Elaine Farndale (Center Director), Miguel Olivas-Lujan(Associate Center Director), and Maja Vidovic (Assistant Teaching Professor) along with the Faculty Advisory Committee: Jean Phillips, Hee ManPark, Kameron Carter, Dora Roumpi –supported by researchers and a network of CIHRS Fellows who are leading experts in the IHRM field from across the globe. CIHRS Fellows include: Ingmar Björkman (Aalto University, Finland), Chris Brewster(Henley Business School, UK), Paula Caligiuri (Northeastern University, USA), Lisbeth Claus (Willamette University, USA), Tony Edwards (Kings College London,UK), and Randall Schuler (Rutgers University,USA).
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 PennState’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.
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