Global Conference on International Human Resource Management held May 18-20

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The third Global Conference on International Human Resource Management was held May 18-20 at St. John’s University’s Manhattan campus in New York City. Organized by the Center for International Human Resource Studies at Penn State, the first two global conferences were held in May 2013 and May 2015 at Penn State’s University Park campus.

The 2017 conference attracted more than 85 scholars from 25 countries carrying out research in the field of international human resource management (IHRM). Some 65 papers were presented on a broad range of IHRM topics, including cross-cultural values, global careers, human resource management (HRM) in multinational corporations, knowledge management, global diversity challenges, HRM in emerging economies, millennials across cultures, global talent management, global leadership, expatriate management, cross-national perspectives on IHRM, and high-performance work systems in different country contexts.

Keynote speeches were presented by two leading scholars in the IHRM field — Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and professor of international business at the University of Victoria in Canada, and David Collings, professor of human resource management and co-director of the Leadership and Talent Institute at Dublin City University in Ireland. Drawing from her research on biculturals, Brannen presented “Learning from the Other: IHRM and the New Demographic,” while Collings gave a presentation titled “Global Talent Management: Progress and Prospects.”

Conference delegates also were able to engage with practitioners in the field in a seminar titled “Addressing Multinational Challenges of Talent Management in Emerging Economies,” as well as enjoy a publishing workshop for IHRM academics.

In addition to support from the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State, the conference was sponsored by the International Journal of Human Resource Management, a leading HRM academic journal; Taylor & Francis, a prominent international academic publisher; and Rutgers University. The organizing committee included Elaine Farndale, associate professor of human resource management and director of the Center for International Human Resource Studies at Penn State; Maria Beamond, a postdoctoral teaching and research scholar in the Center for International Human Resource Studies at Penn State; and Sven Horak, assistant professor of management at St. John’s University.

Photos from the conference are available on the Center for International Human Resource Studies’ Facebook page.

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Last Updated May 23, 2017