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EIBA 2022

Conference Tracks & Track Chairs

People Management across Borders, Global Leadership, and International Teams

Ingmar Björkman, Aalto University, Finland; BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Günter K. Stahl, WU Vienna, Austria

This track seeks contributions exploring the challenges faced by people working in international contexts. We invite papers studying key issues in the management of people in contemporary organizations (including but not limited to MNEs). Those issues encompass the full range of international HRM activities from selection and recruitment to training, performance management, compensation, and retention of individuals working in international roles, including (but not limited to) organization-induced expatriates, self-initiated expatriates, migrants, and individuals holding global leadership roles. We are also interested in papers that explore the challenges facing global and virtual teams as well as leadership and leadership development within the global environment. We are particularly interested in papers at the intersection of people management, sustainability, and social responsibility, such as the role of international people management in tackling societal challenges. Papers submitted to this track may take individual, group or organizational perspectives. We welcome theoretical advances supported by empirical studies, both qualitative and quantitative; as well as pure theory papers and literature reviews analyzing the field’s development, evolution and impact.



International HRM, bicultural and multicultural identity; careers in an international context; cross-cultural communication and management; cross- and intra-national diversity; cultural intelligence; diasporas; diversity and inclusion; dual careers in IB; expatriate management; migration and migrants; self-initiated expatriation, gender issues across cultures; global leadership; global mindsets; global staffing; global talent management; global teams; inpatriates; international mobility; multicultural teams; retention; returnees; work-family issues, global challenges.


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