Striving for Impact: Sustainable HRM for the Common-Good, 14/15 March, online & free of charge

This conference hosted by the Institute for Human Resource Management, WU Vienna, Austria and the Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM) at UCLouvain, Belgium, focuses on the task of taking stock of the impact of Sustainable HRM theories and practices on the Common Good. Embedded in a background of multi-level crises (e.g. Covid-19, violent-conflict, inflation, climate-change, growing social inequalities), and growing threats to the commons (democratic freedom, human rights, ecological integrity), our call can be considered a response to an urgency for business and HRM to adopt a more societal role and to critically reflect on the impact of HR policies, strategies and practices on wider societal and ecological shared “Common-Good” interests. While scholarly concepts of and approaches to sustainable HRM are diverse (e.g. Aust et al., 2020), our aim of this conference is to offer an opportunity for international scholars to present and discuss how and when our research can have a real-life impact by making contributions to today’s sustainability challenges as framed through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and beyond.

Scientific Committee:

  • Ina Aust (LouRIM at UCLouvain, Belgium)
  • Julia Brandl (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
  • Michael Brookes (SDU, DK)
  • Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University, Australia)
  • Marco Guerci (Università Delgi Studi Di Milano, Italy)
  • Michael Müller-Camen (WU Vienna, Austria)
  • Shuang Ren (Queen’s Management School, UK)
  • Douglas Renwick (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
  • Judith Semeijn (Open Universiteit, NL)
  • Philip Yang (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
  • Geoffrey Wood (Western University, Canada)

Format: Online.
Participation: free of charge. Register here and receive Zoom-link by e-mail. The registration is open up to the conference day.
Workshop program.