Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Call for Papers: European Journal of International Management. Special Issue: The role of HR in managing talent in dangerous locations

European Journal of International ManagementThematic Issue on:

"Employer Duty of Care – The Role of HRM in Managing Talent in Dangerous Locations"

Guest Editors
  • Lisbeth Claus, Willamette University, US
  • Yvonne McNulty, Singapore Institute of Management University, Singapore
This thematic issue will focus on duty of care or the obligation of employers to protect the health, safety, security and well-being of employees. (See here for the link to EJIM: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2237.
As a result of globalisation, organisations (whether for-profit, non-profit or governmental) have talent deployed all over the world as locals, international assignees or business travellers. This exposes the workforce to greater environmental risks that need to be mitigated and managed.
So far, contributions to the field of ‘employer duty of care’ have come mainly from outside of HR. With this issue, our intention is to integrate the various interdisciplinary contributions on this topic with the broader fields of talent management and global mobility.
Papers in this issue will cover the whole spectrum of duty of care issues as outlined below. We welcome conceptual, empirical (quantitative and qualitative) and case study research.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Employer duty of care from cultural and legal perspectives
  • Managing employee risk and uncertainty globally (employee safety, security, political and medical risks)
  • Deploying staff to emerging economies, war zones, disaster areas, and bottom 60 countries
  • Duty of care in international NGOs and government organisations
  • Duty of care in contract work and international joint ventures
  • Evacuation of international assignees and dependents
  • Challenges of managing duty of care for international business travellers
  • Employee duty of loyalty and engagement with organisational duty of care initiatives
  • Moral and ethical duty of care obligations
  • Sustainability and duty of care
  • Cost-benefit analysis and ROI of organisational duty of care initiatives

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our information on preparing and submitting articles.

For any queries about this thematic issue, please contact the Guest Editors directly:
Lisbeth Claus: lclaus@willamette.edu
Yvonne McNulty: ymcnulty@expatresearch.com

Important Dates

  • Submission of manuscripts: 1 October, 2014
  • Notification to authors: 15 January, 2015
  • Final versions due: 1 July, 2015