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Resources & Calls for Papers

The information provided here relates to resources and events that you may find useful when doing research or teaching in the broad field of IHRM. The resources relate to recent articles, books, and conferences, as well as blogs and other organizations doing research in this field. Please email us at if you would like to suggest additional resources.


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Current Calls for Papers

Special Issue of Human Resource Management Journal

Situating Human Resource Management Practices in their Political and Economic Context

Guest Editors: Prof Steve Vincent (Newcastle, UK), Prof Greg J. Bamber (Monash University, Australia), Prof Rick Delbridge (Cardiff, UK), Dr Virginia Doellgast (Cornell, USA), Dr Jo Grady (Leicester, UK), Prof Irena Grugulis (Leeds, UK)

This special issue seeks papers that theorise and empirically examine the relationships between complex and sometimes shifting socio-economic and political conditions, the activities of HR practitioners, and the outcomes and implications of HR practices. The papers published will question how contextual conditions combine to effect and enable the ideas, practices and impact of HR managers.

Download the call for papers here.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2018


Journal special issues dedicated to IHRM:

Special issue from the 2nd Global Conference on IHRMIJHRMlogo

Volume 28, issue 12 (2017) of the International Journal of Human Resource Management is devoted to papers presented during the 2nd Global Conference on IHRM held at Penn State in May 2015. This special issue was guest edited by CIHRS members: Elaine Farndale, Sumita Raghuram, Stan Gully, Helen Liu, Jean Phillips & Maja Vidovic. The articles included cover a range of IHRM-related topics:


International Journal of Human Resource Management Special Issue

Volume 26, issue 6 (2015) of the International Journal of Human Resource Management is devoted to 'A global perspective on diversity and inclusion in work organizations'. This special issue was an initiative of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, guest edited by, among others, CIHRS members Elaine Farndale and Sumita Raghuram.


Recent books related to IHRM:

Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management: Second Edition

Comparative handbookEdited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, and Elaine Farndale. This 2018 second, updated and extended edition of the Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management draws on the work of many of the world’s leading researchers in the field to present the state of the art to scholars, students and practitioners. The Handbook provides a detailed focus on the theoretical underpinnings of Comparative HRM, on comparative studies of specific areas of HRM practice and on the unique features of HRM in all the main regions of the world.

The Global Human Resource Management Casebook: Second edition

Edited by Liza Castro Christiansen, Michal Biron, Elaine Farndale, and Bård Kuvaas. This second edition Casebook, published in 2017, is a collection of international teaching cases focusing on contemporary human resource management issues. Each case centers primarily on one country and illustrates a significant challenge faced by managers and HR practitioners, helping students to understand how the issues they learn about in class play out in the real world.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Middle East

This 2016 Handbook provides evidence-based information regarding the dynamics of HRM in this important region. The book includes contextual and functional issues such as societal and cultural perspectives, performance management and talent management; country-specific HRM covering the GCC, Levant and North African nations; and emerging themes such as HR issues related to domestic workers, labor localization, expatriate management, CSR, Wasta, foreign and public sector firms.

Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management

This 2016 volume is edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Griffith University, Australia and Stewart Johnstone, Newcastle University Business School, UK. The Encyclopedia is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource with some 400 entries on core HR areas and key concepts, including international HRM.

The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management

This 2015 volume examines cutting-edge themes, with the input of contributions from both established and

emerging scholars. The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management gives a state-of-the-art overview of the key themes, topics and debates in the discipline, with valuable insights into directions for future research.

Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets

Bringing together a diverse set of key HRM themes such as talent management, global careers and employee engagement, this remarkably wide ranging work (published 2015) on managing human resources in more than 20 emerging markets is written by world-leading experts in HRM in emerging markets and based on leading-edge research and practice.

Online resources related to IHRM:

Blog: Marian van Bakel

A blog about expatriates and intercultural communication by Marian van Bakel, University of Southern Denmark. This blog mainly speaks to a practitioner audience including posts to make academic articles more accessible.



Blog: B. Sebastian Reiche

Prof. Reiche's research focuses on international assignments and forms of global work, knowledge transfer, talent retention, cross-cultural management and global leadership.


Harzing: Research in International Management

Prof. Harzing has produced many useful resources for scholars in the field of international human resource management. Check out the website to see more.