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3rd CIHRS Global Conference of IHRM: 18-20 May 2017

The 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management organized by CIHRS will be held on 18-20 May 2017 in New York City, USA. Prominent IHRM academics and practitioners will be speaking, as well as the program being open to academic submissions. Further details are now available here.


Previous events organized/sponsored by CIHRS


February 2016: 2nd CIHRS Paper Development Workshop

Following the success of the 1st Paper Development Workshop held at the University of Queensland in March 2014, we held a second event on 26 February 2016. UQ Business School hosted the event, which attracted particularly junior scholars, doing research in the field of human resource management who were seeking guidance on publishing their papers in top-level academic journals. Professor Kate Hutchings (Griffith University) presented a keynote address, focusing on publishing tips around her research on expatriation and emerging economies. Dr Yiqiong Li (UQ Business School) also joined to share her early career expertise with the group. Participants were invited to attend a related practitioner workshop the day before, which focused on bridging academia and practice on the topic of HRM in emerging markets.

The event was organized by Dr Elaine Farndale from CIHRS, along with Professor Charmine Härtel (UQ Business School) and Dr Maria Beamond (UQ Business School).


February 2016: 2nd HR Division International Conference (AOM)

CIHRS was a proud sponsor of the 2nd HRIC, which was held from February 20th – 22nd, 2016 in Sydney, Australia, attracting scholars from diverse locations around the world to share ideas on all aspects of Human Resource Management. Building on the success of the 1st HRIC in Beijing, China (June 2014), this second HRIC focused on current directions in contexts and concepts in HRM, and featured 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).


May 2015: 2nd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management (CIHRS)

The 2nd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management was held on May 14-15, 2015 at Penn State (University Park, PA) following the success of the 1st Global Conference held in May 2013. The conference attracted over seventy scholars from seventeen countries carrying out research in the field of international human resource management (IHRM). Some forty papers were presented covering a broad range of IHRM topics, including: global talent management; global leadership development; expatriate management and global careers; corporate social responsibility and the globalization of work; diversity and aging in different national settings; HRM in emerging markets; cross-national perspectives on IHRM; and high performance work systems in different country contexts.

Delegates were delighted to be able to hear keynote speeches from two leading scholars in the IHRM field. Xiao-Ping Chen (Philip M. Condit Endowed Chair Professor and Chair of Department of Management and Organization at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington) gave a highly engaging presentation on “Beyond Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation: Empowerment, Passion, Creativity, and Innovation”, drawing from her research with the well-known Alibaba corporation in China. Michael Morley (Professor of Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland) was equally inspiring, helping us to move our thinking forward across the IHRM discipline with his very thought-provoking presentation on “Root Trajectories in International Human Resource Management Research and the Consequences for our Lines of Inquiry”. This conversation was continued in the concluding panel session of the conference, during which delegates shared thoughts on the future of IHRM research.

The conference was supported by the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State, as well as a leading HRM academic journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Additional sponsorship was also provided by the Center for Global Studies at Penn State. The Organizing Committee included Elaine Farndale, Maja Vidović, Sumita Raghuram, and Helen Liu, all in the School of Labor and Employment Relations.

March 2014: First IHRM Project Paper Development Workshop held at UQ Brisbane (CIHRS)

In March 2014, the IHRM Project held the first of what is hoped to be many future Paper Development Workshops as part of one of its goals to encourage IHRM scholarly research. The PDW was hosted by the University of Queensland Business School in Brisbane, Australia. Dr Charmine Härtel (Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development at UQ Business School) and Maria Beamond (PhD Candidate at UQ Business School) were the co-organizers of the event, along with Elaine Farndale from the IHRM Project. Mohan Thite (Griffith University) and Karin Sanders (Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales) were invited guest speakers at the event. 

The PDW was designed primarily for junior academics and PhD students looking to improve their publishing skills in the HRM field, and included plenary panel presentations and in-depth roundtable discussions. Eighteen PhD candidates participated in the lively event, all sharing their research ideas and receiving detailed feedback on the papers they presented. 

Sandra Hartl from Macquarie University was the recipient of the travel scholarship award present by the IHRM Project for her paper entitled “How does the influence of culture shape conflict management and dispute resolution strategies in transnational business relationships? – A conceptual framework”.

Read here about other previous events that CIHRS has organized:

 May 2013: Scholars explore global human resource challenges at international conference