Friday, April 17, 2009

Call for Papers: The reality of human resource management in CEE

Baltic Journal of Management – Call for Papers
The reality of human resource management in CEE
The Baltic Journal of Management is a Thomson Reuters (ISI) journal designed to establish a virtual bridge between East and West management research schools. We would like to invite contributions to a special issue to mark the 20th anniversary of Cranet (the Cranfield Network on Comparative Human Resource Management).
Guest Editors
Professor Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UKE-mail:
Professor Michael Morley, Professor of Management, Head, Department of Management & Marketing, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick National Technological Park, Limerick, IrelandE-mail:
Professor Ilona Buciuniene, Director of HRM programs, Executive School, ISM University of Management and Economics, Kaunas, LithuaniaE-mail:
Special issue
What is the state of HRM today in the emerging economies of CEE? What role does it play in the organizations in these economies? Who and to what degree is responsible for HRM performance and results on the ground?
If in the first part of the twentieth century the functions and responsibilities of HRM were relatively unambiguous and clear, in the twenty-first century the boundaries of HRM have become undetermined.
A big challenge for HRM is related to differences in the historical and political development of countries, globalization, and internationalization of companies.
And finally there is a challenge related to the reality of the current time period – downturn and radical changes in the labour market. What HRM policies and practices are efficient and help companies to survive or even to strengthen their competitive position?
So what is the reality of HRM nowadays?
A wide variety of topics are welcome:
§ .HRM in Central and Eastern Europe
§ .Strategic human resource management
§ .Recruitment and retention
§ .Human resource development
§ .Compensation and benefits management
§ .International human resource management
§ .Organizational change and human resource management
§ .Communication, participation and involvement
§ .Leadership and motivation
§ .Employees' attitudes and behaviours
§ .Industry/company case studies.
Submissions welcome
All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in a special issue of BJM. Papers should be electronically submitted to the Baltic Journal of Management by 1 June 2009.
Details about preparing and submitting the papers are available at the Baltic Journal of Management web site:
Please submit papers via Manuscript Central, Emerald's online submission and peer review system, available at: http:// You must select the ‘special issue’ option in Manuscript Central. Full information and guidance on using Manuscript Central is available at the Emerald Manuscript Central Support Centre:
For more information about the submission process please contact Jurga Duobiene, Editorial Assistant, Baltic Journal of Management, by e-mail:

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