Calls for papers


International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management


Special Issue on: “Team Work in Organisations”

Guest Editors:

Dr. José Sanchez Pérez, Dr. Gonzalo Sanchez Gardey, Dr. Pedro M. Romero Fernández, Dr. Fernando Martín Alcazar, University of Cadiz, Spain

Although, in the last decade, work teams have received extensive treatment from academics, there are still many uncovered dimensions of this research question. These issues, due to the collective nature of today’s work, are crucial to the development of present organisations. Plain and flexible structures, the importance of training and culture formation, as well as the increasing dynamism of labour markets, are new variables to be incorporated in this analysis, and make team working a hot topic for today’s firms and institutions.

Moreover, the debate over the team concept and its differences to other collectives (for example, work groups) is still open. Something similar happens to what the role played by HR policies means, as well as team performance measures or knowledge management issues. The internationalisation of economic activities also adds a point of complexity, giving rise to new uncovered topics, such as diversity management strategies or the incorporation of expatriate and repatriate workers.

We invite conceptual or empirical papers that address these (and other) critical issues in the management of teamwork. Papers should add value both to theory-building and practice. We welcome empirical, conceptual, and case-study based that increase our understanding of the global teamwork phenomena while stretching theory horizons.

Subject Coverage
Suggested questions and focal areas include but are not limited to:
  • TW and performance
  • HRM and TW
  • Team-based organisations
  • Knowledge management and TW
  • Knowledge learning and skill development in TW
  • Leadership in TW
  • Managing diversity in TW
  • Team working in top management
  • Entrepreneurship and teamwork
  • Individual and teamwork creativity
  • Managing innovation and TW
  • Job satisfaction and TW
  • Conflict and teamwork
  • Managing IT for virtual TW
  • TW in small business
  • Managing teamworking in the public sector
  • High performance work teams

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions should be sent no later than: 15 July, 2007