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HRMJ 2019 Best Paper Award

  • 1.  HRMJ 2019 Best Paper Award

    Posted 19 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    You may be interested to read the winner and runner up in the Human Resource Management Journal 2019 best paper awards. These papers are available to access for free. Congratulations to our winners!

    HRMJ (published by Wiley) has an impact factor of 2.843 (5-year: 3.100) and is ranked 4/27 (Industrial Relations & Labor) and 77/217 (Management) in the ISI rankings, is rated 4 in the ABS ranking, and A in the ABDC listing.  For the latest news and paper notifications as soon as they are released, join us on twitter (@HRMJournal) or LinkedIn.

    HRMJ 2019 Best Paper Award

    The 2019 HRMJ Best Paper award recognises author(s) whose paper best encapsulates the mission of HRMJ, makes an original or important contribution to HRM scholarship, reflects theoretical and/or methodological rigour and has broad readership appeal. All original articles published in 2019 were eligible and considered by a selection committee comprising the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors.

    Best Paper - Preserving employee capabilities in economic turbulence  Jane Maley, 29(2)        

    This paper was chosen for addressing a current topic of debate with strong practical implications for HRM. It has broad appeal across HRMJ's readership, and aligns well with the focus of HRMJ as detailed in the recent editorial (Vol 30, Issue 1). Specifically, the paper considers how firms can continue to develop their human capital during economic austerity. It draws on real options theory to develop a rationale which emphasises the need to avoid short term cuts for longer term viability. The paper develops a number of propositions and options for firms which have the potential to influence future theory and research.

    We would also like to recognise another highly evaluated paper which was noted for its methodological novelty and well executed research design.

    Highly commended - Employee experiences of HRM through daily affective events and their effects on perceived event-signalled HRM system strength, expectancy perceptions, and daily work engagement    Suja Chacko and Neil Conway 29(3)  

    Best wishes,


    Dr Rebecca (Bex) Hewett

    Assistant Professor – Human Resource Management

    Academic Director; MSc Human Resource Management


    Associate Editor (Communications) – Human Resource Management Journal

    Follow us @HRMJournal or on LinkedIn


    Rotterdam School of Management
    Erasmus University




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