Call for Papers
Several, cultural, social, technological and economic changes have affected the work redesign processes in organizations.
Promoting theory and research development on this important substantive and methodological topic is therefore of foremost
importance, as confirmed by the growing number of academic journals that are addressing this topic.
The main aim of this sub-theme is to develop an ongoing and constructive dialogue among HRM and OB scholars to conduct research that is relevant for management theory and practice in the contemporary world. We are interested in understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of work practices in the various functions and activities carried out as part of HR, and determining the optimal fit between these practices and organizational strategies, cultures, and performance. The emphasis is on the study of the employment relationship at the individual, group, organizational, network, societal, and cross-cultural levels of analysis, and the impact of this relationship on outcomes critical to the organizations.
Empirical, conceptual, and practitioner-oriented contributions utilizing various theoretical perspectives and research designs will be discussed.
In particular, major topics include theory and research on:
- HR leadership and HR strategy
- Work redesign and ethics
- Re-designing the HR organization
- Work practices and employees work attitudes and behaviors
- Rethinking career development; inc. HR practices for diversity management
- Managing an ageing workforce
- Employment relations and flexibility
- HRM & employee development
- HRM, compensation and evaluation systems
- Rethinking work, sense-making and decision-making processes
- Work redesign, managerial control and power relations
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