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HRM SIG Workshop: The Influence of Context in Shaping HRM



Building on previous successful events organised by the BAM HR SIG, the 2012 Workshop will focus on the influence of context in shaping the nature of human resource management (HRM). The purpose of this event is to bring together HR scholars with a view to promoting cutting edge, high impact research. As part of this event we will also examine the role of HR academics in influencing HR practice.

Over recent years we have seen significant and far reaching changes to the contexts in which organisations operate, the organisations themselves and the people who work within them. For instance, organisations now commonly operate across international borders with many large organisations operating as subsidiaries overseas. The structure of organisations is changing and the network organisation is becoming more common with an increase in arrangements such as outsourcing and joint ventures as well as multi-national corporations (MNCs). Furthermore, organisations are affected by changes in the economic climate of the countries in which they reside. Recently, we have seen a large proportion of the world thrown into an economic crisis. Changing demographics also have an impact on the functioning of companies.

The use of technology within organisations has not only increased but the technology itself is evolving with the move from information systems to collaborative web 2.0 tools and mobile technology. The workforce within organisations is also changing with increased diversity. For instance, the development of the European Union has meant that employees within a single European firm will now often be of numerous ethnic groups and cultures. Furthermore, social changes have led to increased age and gender diversity. The changing nature of careers, which have become boundaryless and protean, means that employees expect to be in control of their own careers. These tensions have brought to the fore generational differences across the workforce, which have to be carefully managed by those with responsibility for HRM.

It is against this backdrop that human resource management practitioners are required to function. All of the above changes affecting organisations will have implications for the management of people over and above the usual effects of country location, industry sector or occupation. This workshop will focus on the impact of context and contextual changes such as those listed above on human resource management.

Papers might therefore address (but are not limited to) the following issues:
• The impact of national, sector or industry context on HRM
• HRM in emerging economies
• HRM during the recession
• e-HRM and the use of web 2.0 for HRM
• Managing an increasingly diverse workforce
• Management of “new” types of careers
• HRM in networked or virtual organisations
• New ways of working

We are interested in contributions that address any of the areas above or otherwise address the impact of context on HRM, for inclusion in this workshop. You are asked to submit an extended abstract of around 2,000 words by 16th March 2012 to

We are currently investigating the possibility of a special issue based upon selected papers from this event.



This event will take place on the 17th and 18th May 2012.


Who Should Attend

Researchers, Academics, students and practitioners with an interest in Human Resource Management


Benefits of Attendance

  • Networking with others with similar interests
  • Increased understanding of current research in the influence of context on HRM



Keynote speakers: Paul Boselie, Utrecht University; Darl Kolb, University of Auckland


Paper Submission Details

We are interested in contributions that address the impact of context on HRM for inclusion in this workshop. You are asked to submit an extended abstract of around 2,000 words by 16th March 2012 to


Additional Information

For accommodation details and travel information please contact Emma Parry at



Cranfield School of Management
Wharley End
Beds MK43 0AL



Dr Emma Parry
Principal Research Fellow
Cranfield School of Management
Tel: 01234 751122


Event Price

The event registration fee for BAM Members is £100.


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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.


17th May 2012   to   18th May 2012
Cranfield School of Management
Wharley End
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

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HRM SIG Workshop: The Influence of Context in Shaping HRM £ 100.00
Event Information
Event Provider British Academy of Management/Cranfield School of Management
Date / Time 17th -18th May 2012/ 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue Cranfield School of Management, Wharley End, Cranfield, Beds MK43 0AL
Event Type Research Seminar
Target Audience All Levels
Price £100 for BAM Members | £180 for Non-BAM Members (inc. annual membership)
Booking Deadline 15th May 2012
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information contact Monika in the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at or Emma Parry at
Delegate List Available? Yes

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