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Global, Comparative and Cross Cultural Dimension of HRD Stream

Stream Leads: Thomas Garavan (Edinburgh Napier) and Hussain Alhedji

We welcome conceptual and/or empirical papers on the global, comparative and cross-cultural HRD contributing to definitions, models and concepts relating to different organisations, sectors, professions, communities etc., through multiple levels of analysis (individual, team, organizational and national).  Innovative and cross-disciplinary research are particularly encouraged.  Finally, we also strongly encourage practitioner contributions and case studies of good practice. 

Topics in this stream may include but not limited to:

  • Global Dimension;
  • HRD dynamics in MNCs such as Talent Management;
  • HRD diffusion (learning and knowledge transfer, organizational development and change) between headquarters and subsidiaries;
  • HRD’s role in MNCs;
  • Boundary-less or global careers (expatriates, self-initiated expatriates, talent mobility etc.);
  • Intercultural competence and skills formation;
  • Global leadership and mind-set;
  • Comparative Dimension;
  • Convergence & divergence at national and firm level HRD policies and practices;
  • Methodological advancement in studying comparative HRD;
  • Developed and emerging economies;
  • Cross-cultural dimension;
  • HRD and acculturation;
  • HRD and national culture;
  • Values, religious and ethical conflicts;
  • Cross-cultural team working including global virtual teams.

Please note that the Call for Papers for this stream is now CLOSED.

If you have submitted a paper to this stream please see the Call for Papers page for updates and further information. 


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