Bridging the gap: Aligning human resource theory and practic
The special issue will be devoted to submissions of scholarly conceptual/theoretical articles to further develop research frameworks and conceptual models to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of human resource management and allied fields.
Professor Bennie Linde, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor René Schalk, Tilburg University, Netherlands, (email@example.com)
Special issue information:
The special issue relates to the Academy of Management HR Division International Conference (HRIC2023) theme of ‘Bridging the gap: Aligning human resource theory and practice’. The conference brought together scholars working around this theme from various research and practice approaches. It alsoaimed to call attention to papers and presentations that challenged the traditional relationship between HR theory and practice, and tried to highlight new approaches to practice-based and evidence-based research. Furthermore, we provided room for papers and presentations from the global south and non-western approaches to bring forward their contributions to HR practice and theory.
This special issue, as a follow-up of the conference, therefore has a broad scope related to bridging the gap between HR theory and practice, focusing on novel HR concepts and theoretical models for future empirical studies that are relevant for practice. We will not consider empirically-based submissions for this special issue to align with the purpose and aim of the Human Resource Management Review journal (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/human-resource-management-review/1053-4822/guide-for-authors). While the precise framing and title of the special issue will be tweaked depending on the composition of final accepted papers it will broadly be aligned with this theme.
Guest Editors’ Credentials
Bennie Linde (PhD, Tilburg University) is Professor of Employment Relations at North-West University, South Africa. In the past he was the section-editor (HRM) of the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences and currently acts as the editor of LitNet Akademies (LitNet Academic, Economic and Management Sciences) and as a member of the editorial board of the Human Resource Management Review. Bennie is a visiting professor of Tilburg University, TIAS School of Business and Society (Netherlands), KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux, France) and University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus). He is also a rated researcher of the South African National Research Foundation (NRF).
Prof. dr. Bennie Linde,
North-West University, Private Bag X6001 2520, Potchefstroom
Phone: +27 83 556 0301
Bennie Linde | Commerce (nwu.ac.za)
Professor René Schalk (PhD, Raboud University) is associated with the departments of Human Resource Studies and Tranzo of Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences of North-West University, South Africa. His research interests cover the broad area of human resources, organization studies, social work, and well-being. His research has a special focus on the dynamics of psychological contracts and empowerment. René Schalk was associate editor and special issues editor for journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Career Development International and Gedrag en Organisati.
Prof. dr. René Schalk,
Tilburg University, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg
Phone: +31 13 466 2368
prof. dr. René Schalk | Tilburg University