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Call for Papers:  Using Social Network Research in HRM
Manuscript Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2010

Guest Co-Editors:	

Dr. Robert Kaše, Department of Management and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, [log in to unmask] 
Dr. Zella King, School of Management, University of Reading, [log in to unmask]
Dr. Dana Minbaeva, Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School, [log in to unmask] 

The aim of this Special Issue is to apply social network perspectives and methodology to advance theory and provide insightful empirical evidence on issues relevant to HRM in organizations.

We especially welcome papers that address the following issues:
*	Social networks and micro-foundations of the HRM-firm performance relationship 
*	Embeddedness of an organization's HRM policies and practices in the inter-organizational network of the firm and its business partners
*	Effect of intra-organizational social networks on development and implementation of HR practices
*	Effect of managerial and employee network characteristics (such as range, diversity, size) on selection, recruitment, development and mentoring outcomes, and on employee engagement, turnover, motivation, well-being and performance
*	Effects of HR strategy and practices on social network structure and content, and evolution of intra-organizational social networks over time 
*	Effects of social networking tools and online communities on HRM

A workshop on the theme of the special issue is scheduled at the Copenhagen Business School for March 25-26 2010. Please visit for workshop details. Participants will benefit from in-depth feedback and discussion of their potential contribution to the Special Issue with guest editors and other participants. Participation in the workshop does not guarantee publication in the Special Issue, nor is participation in the workshop required in order to submit your manuscript.  

All papers must be based on original material and must not be under consideration by any other journal.  Papers intended for the HR Science Forum will undergo a rigorous, double-blind review process to ensure relevance and quality. Papers suited for the HR Leadership Forum (more practitioner-focused pieces, case studies, interviews, etc.) will be single-blind reviewed by subject matter experts.  Please see HRM's Publishing Cues for a complete description of each section.  Submitted papers must also follow the HRM Style Guidelines, found at Manuscripts must be submitted electronically using the Journal's web-based submission and review website called Manuscript Central:  

The deadline for submitting papers is December 15, 2010. Questions about content and ideas should be directed to the guest co-editors noted above.  All logistical questions about submitting and review should be directed to Managing Editor Leslie Wilhelm at [log in to unmask]

Dr Zella King
Senior Lecturer and AIM Innovation Fellow
Director, PhD Programme, School of Management
Henley Business School
University of Reading
P O Box 218
Reading RG6 6UD
Tel: 0118 378 5061
Email: [log in to unmask]

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