About the conference
We are delighted to welcome Human Resources (HR) scholars and practitioners, from throughout the world, to the 5th Human Resources International Conference (HRIC). This conference is hosted by the Department of Management at the University of Otago in Ōtepoti Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand, in conjunction with the HR Division of the Academy of Management.
The conference will take place from 10 to 12 January 2024 in the Otago Business School, with a series of presentations, professional development workshops and a doctorial consortium. Our theme is „Common Good HRM“.
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The 5th HRIC offers an opportunity to advance the discussion on Human Resource Management’s (HRM) role in bringing about sustainability and common good within the workplace. Common Good is all about supporting “business leaders and employees in contributing to ecological and social progress in the world” (Aust, Matthews, and Muller-Camen, 2019), with Common Good HRM presenting a future-focused vision for HRM that supports practitioners who want to make a difference. Thus, there is a need for HRM to explore new approaches to practice.
Common good HRM emphasises how it can contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting organisations as they attempt to deal with the grand challenges faced by our society. The value of the Common Good approach is that it highlights the salient role HRM can play in dealing with society’s grand challenges, with all the SDGs linking to HRM policy and practice. For example, the goal of eliminating poverty (#1) is clearly linked to rewards, gender equality (#5) to diversity and inclusion, good health and wellbeing (goal #3) to health, safety, and social and psychological wellbeing, decent work and economic growth (goal #8) to recruitment, selection, rewards, training, development and performance management. Although less explicit, goals such as that of responsible consumption and production (#12) can also be addressed through training and performance management initiatives.
Therefore, the conference theme, among other things, seeks to develop our understanding about new HRM approaches which promote solutions to the grand challenges faced by society, and influence stakeholders such as employees, organisations, community, and the environment. This HRIC provides opportunities to share work-in-progress on any current related HRM issue. The conference also presents an opportunity to network with colleagues from academia, industry and government. We welcome paper, symposia, and professional development workshop submissions on a range of topics relevant to the shifting landscape of HRM, and therefore have the following tracks:
- Common good HRM
- Indigeneity in HRM
- International HRM (including cross-cultural perspectives)
- Employment Relations
- Human Resource Development (HRD)
- HR scholar/practitioner nexus
- General HRM
Deadline for Submissions: 18 August 2023.
Decisions notified: by 22 September 2023.
Submission guidelines and more info on the Conference’s website.