Calls for papers


European Journal of International Management
European Journal of International Management


Special Issue on: "Changes in Society, Changes in Organisations, and the Changing Role of HRM: Managing International Human Resources in a Complex World"

Guest Editors:
Philip G. Benson, New Mexico State University, USA
Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School, Estonia

In 2007, the 9th IHRM conference was hosted by Estonian Business School and The Cranfield Network on Comparative Human Resource Management (Cranet). Selected papers from this conference are being reviewed for inclusion in this special issue, but papers not presented at the conference may also be submitted for review. The conference theme is of increasing interest to academics and practitioners in international human resource management, as well as among those professionals involved in complex organisational change.

The modern world is increasingly facing radical and rapid change in the nature of the international social fabric. As broad social changes occur at an ever-increasing pace, organisations must adapt within this context, and workers must change within their own organisations. All of these have major implications for the way we manage the human resources of firms, especially in the international arena, where such complexities become especially pronounced.

Papers appropriate to this special issue should deal with the impact of IHRM on changing organisations and we especially welcome papers dealing with the nature of change as we enter the 21st century. Papers that deal with complex change across levels of analysis are also especially welcome, as are dynamic models of the IHRM function. An international focus should be made within the paper.

Subject Coverage
Papers are invited primarily but not exclusively on the following topics:
  • the impact of globalisation on HRM practices
  • international organisations as reflections of national and organisational culture
  • the role of HRM in altering organisational practice
  • implementing change in transitional countries through changes in HRM practices
  • aligning education and training for HRM practitioners with cultural values
  • cross-level impacts of HRM on global organisations

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

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for full paper submissions: 1 September, 2007
  • Double blind review of paper and feedback from review given to the author(s): 1 November, 2007
  • Deadline for final submission of corrected papers: 1 January, 2008
  • No changes can be made to the papers after: 1 February, 2008