Call for Papers for a Thematic Issue of the European Journal of International Management: Employer Duty of Care – The Role of HRM in Managing Talent in Dangerous Locations
Lisbeth Claus, Willamette University, USA
Yvonne McNulty, 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne McNulty: email@example.com
Submission of manuscripts: 1 October, 2014
Notification to authors: 15 January, 2015
Final versions due: 1 July, 2015