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IHRM 25: EDI in IB and IHRM Research

  • 1.  IHRM 25: EDI in IB and IHRM Research

    Posted 05-18-2023 10:33
    *** Apologies for cross-postings ***

    Dear colleagues,

    Interested in research in equity/equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in International HR? Please register for our next IHRM webinar that will take place on May 25. We are pleased to be joined by Stacey Fitzsimmons (Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada), Mustafa F. Özbilgin (Brunel Business School, London, UK) and Stella M. Nkomo (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa), where they will share results from the first systematic review of EDI in international business (IB).


    This webinar is for you if you're already pursuing EDI research in international business, or if you want to do so in the future. We'll share results from the first systematic review of EDI in international business (IB), now conditionally accepted at JIBS (authors Stella Nkomo, Mustafa Ozbilgin, David C. Thomas & Stacey Fitzsimmons).

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are being pressured to address equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); modern IHRM research must therefore also address EDI. Our purpose is to evaluate how well existing IB research on EDI will help MNEs answer future demands for global equality and social justice. Our results are based on both a text analysis of 1622 articles, comparing EDI research within and outside of IB, and a narrative review of 101 articles within IB. Among other conclusions, we call for more morality-based and power-laden analysis in the future, and suggest how to do so. At the intersection of IB and EDI research, we see the opportunity to help MNEs proactively lead societal change in the countries where they operate.


    • May 25 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT (Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco)
    • May 25 - 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT (Toronto, Boston, New York, Miami)
    • May 25 - 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. GMT (London)
    • May 25 - 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. CET (Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Zagreb)
    • May 26 - 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. CST (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei)
    • May 26 - 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. JST (Tokyo, Kyoto)
    • May 26 - 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. AEDT (Melbourne, Sydney)
    • May 25 - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (UTC)
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    As an international partnership, the IHRM series welcomes speakers from all over the world and multiple time zones. This session will be recorded to share with registrants who are not able to attend the live session.

    Registration link:

    The event is free and open to anyone who is interested, but you must register to receive the link for attending. The link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event.


    Stacey Fitzsimmons (Ph.D. SFU Beedie School of Business, Canada) is an Associate Professor of International Business at the University of Victoria's Peter B. Gustavson School of Business (Canada). Her research objective is to support globally mobile employees such as immigrants, refugees, and other multicultural individuals, by improving the way international organizations manage them. Stacey's research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Review, Organization Studies, and Organizational Dynamics.

    Her awards include AOM's International Human Resources Scholarly Research award and WAIB's (Women in the Academy of International Business) Emerging Scholar award. She currently serves as WAIB's research officer and is spending the 2022-2023 academic year in visiting positions at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), South Africa, the University of Auckland, and the University of Sydney Business School. She is currently co-editing two special issues; one on the global mobility of people at the Journal of International Business Studies, and one on equality, diversity, and inclusion in international business at the Journal of World Business.

    Mustafa F. Özbilgin is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Brunel Business School, London. His research focuses on workplace equality, diversity, and inclusion from comparative and relational perspectives. He has authored and edited more than 20 books and published over 200 papers in academic journals such as the British Medical Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Gender Work and Organization, and Social Science and Medicine, among others.

    He served as the editor-in-chief of the journal, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: an international journal (Emerald Press) between 2006 and 2010. He served as the editor-in-chief of the European Management Review (EMR), the official journal of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), from 2014 to 2018 and as the editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Management, the official journal of the British Academy of Management, for four years from 2010 to 2014. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of over 20 journals internationally. He is the founder of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: an international conference (EDI). The EDI conference was established in 2008 and has traveled to 14 different countries to date across four continents: EDI

    Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Her internationally recognized research on diversity, human resource management, and leadership and in organizations has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes, and she is co-author of the critically acclaimed Harvard Business School Press book, Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity.

    Her most recent research focuses on diversity practices in Africa and the relationship between diversity ideologies and practices. She is listed in the International Who's Who in the Management Sciences, The Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, and received the 2009 Sage Scholarly Contributions Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She was also the past President of The Africa Academy of Management, was elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa, was a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Bunting Institute of Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at the Tuck Business School of Dartmouth College (USA).

    This session will be introduced by Miguel Olivas-Lujan, a Professor in the Business, Economics, and Communication department at Pennsylvania Western University, USA.

    This event is part of an IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Center for International Human Resource Studies at the Pennsylvania State University (USA), Pennsylvania Western University (USA), and ESCP Business School and RIT Croatia (Europe).

    Previous installments of the IHRM Webinar Series are available online on our YouTube Channel.

    Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Ph.D.
    Professor & former Chair, Business, Economics, & Communication dept.
    Pennsylvania Western U.; Clarion, PA USA 16214
    Senior Editor, Advanced Series in Management
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