Understanding the impact of turbulence through international HRM research: Lessons for HRM theory and practice




The objective of this workshop is to support a Special Issue proposal to a leading academic journal. The workshop will explore the impact of ‘turbulence’ on employees, organisations and HRM, drawing on international HRM research. ‘Turbulence’ has a different meaning in varying contexts and, as a result, has diverse implications for HRM theory and practice. A prominent type of turbulence that has dominated the literature in recent years has been the global financial crisis. The workshop aims to explore contexts that are still under economic crisis, where organisations are exposed to organisational restructuring and where employees experience the effects of adverse working conditions (Psychogios, Nyfoudi, Theodorakopoulos, Szamosi & Prouska, 2017), such as effects on working hours, job insecurity and stress, employee voice, pay/benefits, training/development, motivation, productivity, loyalty, the psychological contract and physical/mental health (e.g. Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Prouska & Beauregard, 2017; Prouska & Psychogios, 2018). Other political and social ‘turbulence’, such as ‘Brexit’ in the UK and ‘America First’ in the US, means that there is change occurring in industrialised countries that are now making significant changes to their immigration policies sending negative signals to the skilled, multi-cultural, workforce (Horak, Farndale, Brannen & Collings, 2017). ‘Turbulence’, therefore, invites investigation from a number of angles - economical, socio-political, employment relations, sociological and psychological among others. At the centre of this investigation are the employee experience of these trends, the impact on organisations and the lessons for HRM theory and practice. Exact schedule of the event to be confirmed nearer to the time.



11 December 2019, 9.30am - 3.30pm


Who Should Attend

Academics whose research falls within this specialism, who would be interested in presenting their work for feedback and who would be interested in submitting a paper to the Special Issue pursued.


Benefits of Attendance

Opportunity to present work and receive feedback from colleagues working in this area.
Opportunity to be invited to submit journal paper on this topic to the Special Issue pursued.
Networking opportunities between academics in this specialism.
Insights into the subject area particularly on how HRM theory and practice can move forward.



London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research
London South Bank Business School
London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA

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Poster Submission Details

Posters are to be devoted to research-in-progress and project presentations. Abstracts of 200/250 words should be sent to prouskar@lsbu.ac.uk by 9th December 2019 10:00 (UK time) and will be reviewed by the Academic Programme Committee.


Paper Submission Details

Please submit an extended abstract of up to 2,000 words via email to Dr Rea Prouska: prouskar@lsbu.ac.uk

In the submission e-mail, please attach the abstract in a word or pdf file and include the following information in the message: Title, Author(s) Name(s), E-mail.

Deadline for submissions: 22nd October 2019 at 12.00 noon UK time

Acceptance notifications: 31 October 2019



Keynote speaker:
Prof. Chris Brewster
Professor of Human Resource Management
Henley Business School - University of Reading


Provider Information

London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research, London South Bank Business School, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA

The London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research at London South Bank Business School engages in research activities in areas vital for contemporary business, management and entrepreneurship.


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For specific information about this event, please contact the workshop facilitator at:

Dr Rea Prouska
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
London South Bank Business School
London South Bank University | 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA
m: +44 (0) 7740760868| e: prouskar@lsbu.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact Raluca Stroe at the BAM office on 02073837770, or at eventsandnetworks@bam.ac.uk


Event Fee 

BAM Members - Students: 20.00 GBP
BAM Members - Ordinary: 30.00 GBP
Non-BAM Members - 50.00 GBP

The first 2 PhD Students' places will be sponsored by BAM Human Resource Management SIG, registration fee will be refunded after attendance at the event.



Registration deadline: 6 December 2019, 12.00PM



Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.


11th December 2019
BAM Member - Ordinary £ 30.00
BAM Member - Student £ 20.00
Non-BAM Member £ 50.00
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