HRM SIG: BAM2011 Track Report

The HRM track was successful, with many interesting papers and opportunities for collaboration\ building networks. 55 papers were presented at the conference, making HRM one of the biggest tracks at BAM.

As new track chairs, Pawan Budhwar and I are open to your comments and suggestions about how we might do even better next year. Please don’t hesitate to make contact with either one or both of us, whether or not you were able to attend BAM this year, at the email addresses listed below.

Best Papers

Best paper awards go to Claire Pritchard - Human Resource Consultant and
Jason MacVaugh - Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology for their full paper entitled: ‘Strategic selection using person-organisation fit: evidence from stage theatre companies’ and also to Sarah Lee - University of Southampton, Malcolm Higgs - University of Southampton and Michelle Luke - University of Southampton for their developmental paper: "Holding the line? A study of managers' responses to value conflicts"

Well done to both teams of scholars on this excellent achievement- especially to be applauded given the number of submissions to the HRM track this year.


Thank you for your suggestions and ideas at the AGM. We have noted that people are very much in favour of continuing with the annual workshop scheduled for May and are co-ordinating with those who have kindly offered to host the event- more on this shortly. We note that other events- for example, bringing scholars together with journal editors for feedback on their papers- would be widely welcomed. We are also aware that there interest in building our collaboration electronically- through Linked in or Facebook. There were many other suggestions also. How or whether we take these ideas forward is in your hands. If there are areas were you would like to make a contribution to the SIG, please share with Pawan and I and we will do our best to enable the process. We look forward to hearing from you and to further building a team of volunteers so that we have the opportunity to further work together to build our discipline and professional impact.

Our sponsors, Personnel Review

A final point that we wish to communicate on behalf of our sponsors, Personnel Review

There is a vacancy for a new editor. Personnel Review is a Thomson Reuters ranked journal (impact factor 0.446) which aims to provide guidance, based on rigorous research, for all those who practise, tutor or study in the field of human resource management. Its coverage includes recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, career development, reward and recognition, and work organization. Please contact Nancy Rolf at Emerald to discuss further: