Center for International Human Resource Studies Making an Impact; Global Conference Begins May 14
From left to right: Sumita Raghuram, Lisa Pierson, Helen Liu, Dinçer Atli, Elaine Farndale, Elizabeth Rockey, Maja Vidović and Saahir Shafi.
Entering its third year of operation, the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) continues to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners passionate about international human resource management (IHRM).
The Center, under the direction of Professor Elaine Farndale, is now preparing for its second Global IHRM Conference, May 14-15 at University Park. At the first conference in 2013, more than eighty scholars and graduate students from twenty-three countries gathered to discuss IHRM topics. A similar gathering is expected again this year, largely attracted by renowned keynote speakers: Professor Xiaoping Chen (Foster School of Business, University of Washington) and Professor Michael Morley (Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland).
Formed in 2012, and recognized as a full-fledged research center in 2014, CIHRS encourages IHRM scholarly research to serve the International HR practitioner community. Through targeted events, the Center enables the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice in the field. Current research includes collecting data on HRM policies and practices across the US as part of the on-going international CRANET project.
Professor Farndale is assisted by LER professors Sumita Raghuram and Helen Liu, post-doctoral scholar Maja Vidović, and administrative assistant Lisa Pierson. This year, Saahir Shafi and Elizabeth Rockey (current and former LER students) have also served as research assistants. Dr Dinçer Atli joined CIHRS as a post-doctoral visiting scholar for the 2014-15 academic year. An Assistant Professor at Uskudar University (Turkey), Dr Atli’s research focuses on talent management and employer attractiveness in media companies.