Human Resource Management and the Shifting Global Landscape




The purpose of this year’s conference is to bring together academics, policymakers and practitioners to examine the changing world of work. Given current developments - such as Brexit, travel bans, and mass human displacement - organisations are increasingly looking for ways not only to navigate through current challenges, but also to be able to compete sustainably and thrive through unforeseen future events. The conference aims to offer an opportunity for dialogue among academics, practitioners and policy makers, and to consider future challenges and potential responses in relation to Human Resource Management (HRM). 

In an era, where the competition for talent is fierce (Schuler, Jackson, & Tarique, 2011) and unforeseen circumstances constantly shift the political and economical landscape (Wood and Budhwar, 2016), studies demonstrate that organisations need more elaborate HRM approaches for sustainable performance (Andreeva, et al., 2017; Glaister, Liu, Sahadev, & Gomes, 2014). Further to this, recent high-profile job harassment cases have questioned the role of HR as an ethical steward (Caldwell et al., 2011) and have reignited debates regarding whether HR practitioners focus on the human or the resource side of the management of human resources (Delbridge & Keenoy, 2010). It is perhaps high time that we move beyond the examination of a decontextualized HRM towards a more holistic appreciation of the world of work. In line with this, there have been important calls for more integration between HRM and other relevant streams of management research such as talent management and international business (e.g. Allen, Lee, Reiche, 2015), as well as the broader social sciences.



This event will take place on the 15th June 2018


Who Should Attend

We invite contributions from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives that address any of the areas or the workshop theme more generally:

  • Generational differences, inclusion and diversity in a global economy
  • Global employment relations and mobility
  • Working conditions during crises (economic, political, societal) across the world
  • Talent Sourcing and Management in multinationals, SMEs and the public sector
  • The gig economy and its implications for HR in a global context
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics in HR
  • HR and employment practices across different countries and cultures

Please, note the list is not exhaustive.


Benefits of Attendance

The intention is to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy makers and to create a collaborative network which will meet once a year to discuss topical issues in the broad area of Human Resource Management.

Envisaged benefits:

  • Showcase your research and develop research ideas through discussion and feedback from experienced colleagues 
  • An opportunity for networking and engagement with researchers and practitioners in the field



University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School
The Alan Walters Building, B15 2SB, Birmingham

Room G11


Paper Submission Details

Please submit an extended abstract of up to 2000 words via email to Dr Margarita Nyfoudi via e-mail Deadline for submissions: 20th April 2018 at 12.00 UK time.

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



Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Catherine Cassell (University of Birmingham, UK) 
  • Professor David Collings (Dublin City University, Ireland



08.30 – 09.30 Registration and breakfast

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome & Introductions

10.00 – 11.00 Keynote speech

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15 Paper Session A

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Paper Session B

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee break

14.15 – 15.15 Paper Session C

15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30 Keynote speech

16.30 – 17.00 Conference close




Provider Information

  • British Academy of Management Human Resource Management Special Interest Group
  • University of Birmingham kindly sponsors the facilities for the event



Participants need to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. There is accommodation on campus (15-minute walk from the venue and 20-minute walk from the University train station), which you can access here:

Alternatively, there are plenty of good quality hotels in the city centre of Birmingham, which is just a short train ride to the University.


Travel Information

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If you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential submission, please contact the workshop facilitators:

Dr Margarita Nyfoudi:
Dr Stewart Johnstone:

For general enquiries please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at


Event Fee 

The price for this event is £55 for BAM Members. 

Non-BAM members are welcome to attend. The event is priced at £75 for non-BAM members.


Additional Information

BAM will provide bursaries on a ‘First-come, First-served Basis’ to the first four BAM student members to cover the cost of registration fees of £55. The four successful students must have attended the event in order to receive their reimbursement.



Registration deadline for paper presenters: 20th May 2018 - Registration deadline for non-presenting participants: 1st June 2018


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Non-BAM Members 


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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.


15th June 2018
BAM Member Fee £ 55.00
Non-BAM Member Fee £ 75.00
Event Information
Product Code 415221
Event Provider British Academy of Management Human Resource Management Annual Conference
Date / Time 15th June 2018
Venue University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School The Alan Walters Building, B15 2SB, Birmingham
Event Type Conference
Target Audience All Levels, Doctoral Students, Post Doctoral Fellows, ESRC/SAMS MBD Fellows, Early/Mid Career Academics, Senior Academics, Directors of Research, Practitioners, Deans/Heads of Departments
Price £55 for Bam members, £75 for non-BAM members
Booking Deadline 20 May 2018
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on this event please contact the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at
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