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HRM in the Knowledge Economy

British Academy of Management HRM Special Interest Group Workshop

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2011
Arts Building, Royal Holloway, University of London

This is the eighth BAM HRM special interest group conference and is being hosted by the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, following previous very successful events at the LSE, Cardiff Business School, Kingston University, King’s College London, Nottingham and Bath. We warmly invite you to attend the conference.

The growing knowledge-intensity in today’s economy has raised many key issues for HRM. Major strands of current research include: the link between HRM, knowledge processes and innovative performance, changing career patterns and employment relationships, organisational networking and outsourcing, and the wider implications for skills and job security in a globalising knowledge-based economy. This workshop seeks to bring together colleagues researching on these themes to explore the interface between HRM and knowledge governance, and how the growing centrality of knowledge as a productive force affects work experiences, careers and employment relationships in both public and private sector organisations.


The workshop will include 19 papers that have been accepted for presentation (on the right). 
» Download the final programme (PDF).

We have three invited speaker sessions:

  1. Professor Phillip Brown (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University):
    'Global Corporate Strategies, HRM and the Future of Knowledge Work’
  2. Professor John Delery (Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas) 
    'The Strategic Management of Human Capital: Research and Practice Implications of a Differentiated Workforce'
  3. Professor Tim Morris (Said Business School, Oxford):
    'New Career Models and Innovation in Professional Service Firms'

Fees and accommodation

The cost of the event is £100 for BAM members, £180 for non-members and £125 for doctoral students (who are not BAM members). This will include conference materials, refreshments during the conference and the conference dinner on the evening of 5th May.

Participants will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of local accommodation can be found here.

Parking for the conference

For delegates coming to the conference by car, we have reserved a block of parking to the east of Founder's Building (the top section of 1e next to a bike rack). On entering the main campus, turn left at the roundabout then first right to bring you in front of the building. The parking bays will be in the first block of parking on your left (you might need to move the cones to get into the actual parking spaces).


The last date for registration is 25 April 2011. To book your place please fill in and return this event registration form. The BAM registration contact is Monika Narvydaite (MNarvydaite@bam.ac.uk).

Further information

Local Organising Committee: Alice Lam (coordinator), Michael Gold, Fiona Moore, Chris Rees, Chin-Ju Tsai and Sunnie Zheng.

Useful links

Accommodation (on campus)

BAM website

Campus maps & getting here 


Bethania Antunes (abstract)
Pay and rewards in non-profit organizations

Bou, Hoque & Bacon (abstract)
Exploring the impact of HRM on employees: system, configuration and practice effects

Almudena Cañibano 
Exploring the negative outcomes of flexible work arrangements  

Carlier & Davis (abstract)
Knowledge workers and their relationships with organisations

Susan Durbin 
Knowledge workers, careers and networks

Huiyan Fu (abstract)
Flexibility or inequality?

Iseke, Plaßmann, Schneider & Schulze-Bentrop 
Organizational divide, demographic divide, and performance of R&D teams

Fumi Kitagawa
Industrial doctorate – employer engagement in research and skills formation

Komporozos-Athanasiou, Oborn & Barrett
Innovation at the space of dissensus: negotiating knowledge in health care

Lee, Miozzo & Laredo
The labour market of science and engineering PhDs

David Marsden
The growth of extended ‘entry tournaments’ in the labour markets of knowledge intensive sectors in Britain since 1975

Alexander Pepper 
The labour institutions of the London financial markets before and after 27th October 1986

Shipton & Sillince (abstract)
HRM in the knowledge economy

Spelthann & Haunschild 
HR management in project heterarchies –
the case of VFX production

Spencer, Best & Woods
The changed economy of legal knowledge

Swart & Kinnie 
HRM and the management of knowledge assets: evidence from professional service firms

Whitfield, Javed & Yousafzai (abstract)
Do job attitudes mediate the relationship between perceived work environment characteristics and turnover?

Wu, Hoque & Bacon 
Exploring high performance work systems and performance


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