Variety of trends in a “new world” with closed boarders and restricted mobility for human capital and talent shapes the new agenda for human resource (HR) and global talent management. It pushes strategies, practices and opportunities to be reconsidered by firms whereas the primary attention is paid to diverse talent groups and their inclusion in different organizational contexts. This track welcomes papers to force the discussion about HR and talent management approaches and practices that deals with new international business agenda embracing gender, diversity and migration issues, digitalization and technological transformation, cross-cultural adjustment and integration of HR and talent management in different contexts, leadership and human capital development. We also open a room for discussion about how HR and talent management may use pandemic time opportunities to build a new competitive advantage. Papers submitted to this track may be focused (but not limited to) on these topics.
Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark
Maria Elo is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She is also a professor and executive dean at the Belt and Road Institute of International Business at Shanghai School of Economics. She cooperates with the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland, Insitute of Migration and other partner universities, such as Porto Business School. Maria works in the area of international business and migration. The current projects include e.g. Employment of resources of skilled migrants and returnees, Migrant and Diaspora Entrepreneurship, Diaspora networks in International Business, Chinese outward diaspora investment and Finnish diaspora business networks
Shlomo Tarba, University of Birmingham
Shlomo Tarba is a Chair (Full Professor) of Strategy and International Business in The University of Birmingham, UK, and Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). From August 2015 and till September 2018 he was a Member of the Senior Management Team and Head of Department of Strategy & International Business at the Birmingham Business School. Prof. Tarba is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and Journal of World Business. His research interests include strategic agility, ambidexterity, M&A, HRM, digitization, artificial intelligence, emotions, and resilience. His research papers are published/forthcoming in the premier journals such as Journal of Management (SAGE), Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Academy of Management Perspectives, California Management Review, Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Corporate Finance, and others. He is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Review (ABS 3, Impact Factor 7.444) and a Senior Consulting Editor of Journal of Knowledge Management (ABDC A, Impact Factor 8.182).
Round table with businesses and practitioners «Diversity, female leadership and firm performance»
The round table will be organized in the format of discussion session where invited speakers will touch the following topics:
- How gender diversity may shape firm’s performance and what HR practices are in this game?
- What supports female leadership development and how do D&I programs force career progress of female employees?
- How we value other types of diversity in an organizational context?
Moderator: Daria Khasieva, St. Petersburg University, GSOM