Call for Papers - Crisis Management

Recent events such as Columbia, 9/11 and Typhoon Maemi evidence the speed and impact of major crises on societies, organisations and individuals. Undoubtedly, the field of crisis management has an increasingly critical role in many companies, worldwide investment and global integration. Collectively, these features have implications for home and host countries, workplaces and labour markets, as well as for human resource management policies and practices.

Research and Practice in Human Resource Management is inviting qualitative and quantitative papers that integrate crisis management with HRM elements. Articles that focus on IHRM, human resource development, the role of performance management and human resource planning, new developments in strategic HRM theory and organisational practices or industrial relations developments that affect HRM practices to better prepare the management for, during, and in the recovery stages, of crisis situations are sought for this special edition.

The call for papers includes original studies and syntheses of the vast existing literature which is developing at a rapid pace. Case studies are also welcomed to reveal how the effects of disasters caused by natural events, malpractice or deliberate acts are addressed by managerial practices and human resource management practitioners. These articles have the potential to contribute to the further development of the HRM community throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Papers are to conform to the format of manuscript submissions for the Journal of Research and Practice in Human Resource Management. Precise details are expressed in the Instructions to Authors.

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 10 April, 2004.