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International Journal of Management Practice
International Journal of Management Practice


Special Issue on: "Contemporary Human Capital Management: New Thinking and Practices in Asia"

Guest Editor:
Ass. Prof. Dr. Lai Wan Hooi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

There is no doubt that the human capital of an organisation is becoming increasingly important in achieving organisational goals. Human capital management has therefore become a key specialist function, and human capital managers are crucial to modern organisations.

Furthermore, ever-increasing change in the environment has triggered the development of new techniques in human capital management. The function and role of human capital management have to continuously evolve to align with the advancement of technology, globalisation, changes in employment legislation, and the increasing demand for human capital development. Continuous research is therefore essential to developing insights into current and future trends so that both practitioners and academics can be informed in a timely manner.

This special issue aims to offer new perspectives on human capital management. It aims to encourage those researching the specific area of human capital management to bring forth new thinking and views on how managers can reaffirm their leadership and exert influence in the working environment. The content is anticipated to cover a range of topics concerning the growing complexity of modern workforces and the challenges arising from the global economy.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Key global trends in human capital management
  • Human capital management models
  • Outcomes of human capital management practices
  • Comparative analysis of human capital management practices
  • Human capital management best practices
  • Managerial issues of human capital management
  • Desirable human capital management practices
  • Green human capital management practices
  • Equity ownership and human capital management practices
  • Diversity and human capital management practices
  • Technology innovation and human capital management practices
  • Globalisation and human capital management practices
  • Employment legislation and human capital management practices
  • Learning organisation and human capital management practices
  • Case studies or reviews of specific human capital management practices

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. Have a look at our Author guidelines and read our detailed information on Preparing articles.

You may send abstracts and full papers in the form of MS Word files attached to emails to the following:

Ass. Prof. Dr. Lai Wan Hooi
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
International Business School
Jalan Semarak
54100 Kuala Lumpur

Important Dates

1-2 page abstract: 31 March, 2013

Confirmation of interest: 15 April, 2013

Manuscripts due by: 31 July, 2013

Notification to authors: 30 September, 2013

Final versions due by: 30 November, 2013