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The Human Resources (HR) Division within the Academy of Management is dedicated to a better understanding of how work organizations can perform more effectively by better management of their human resources. That is, we are interested in understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices (whether in the U.S. or in other countries) in the various functions and activities carried out as part of HR, and determining the optimal fit between these practices and organizational strategies, cultures, and performance. Major topics include acquisition, allocation, development, utilization, maintenance, and evaluation of humans as resources in work organizations. The emphasis is on the study of the employment relationship at the individual, group, organizational, societal, and cross-cultural levels of analysis, and the impact of this relationship on outcomes critical to the organization and its applicants, both present and past employees, and their representatives.

As one of the Academy of Management's largest divisions with over 3500 members, we serve as a gathering place for academics and practitioners to create networks aimed at discovering and disseminated state-of-the-art HR knowledge. To learn more about the division, its activities, its governance, and how you can get involved, please click on one of the buttons on the side.


Check out the first HR Division International Conference (HRIC) to be held in Beijing, China from June 14-16, 2014 at the conference website. Click here. For the conference announcement, clickhere.

The Fifth International eHRM Conference will be held in New York City from July 30-31, 2014 (right before the annual Academy of Management 2014 meeting in Philadelphia). Click here for the conference website. For the Call for Submissions, click here.

The 2013 Innovative Teaching in HRM Conference. Click here for the 2013 conference website and more details. Check back for the next conference announcement

As a resource for members, we also want to make our members aware of other conferences which might be of interest. Click here for a list of conferences that are typically held each year. All of these are over for 2013 but feel free to look them up for the upcoming year


We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship by the following universities and organizations:

LoadingSHRM Foundation


CornellMcGraw Hill

Emerald Publishing GroupTexas A & M

Carlson.eduCentre for

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