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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 302 | Submission: 14319 | Sponsor(s): (HR, PTC, CAR)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 11 2018 10:15AM - 12:15PM at Sheraton Grand Chicago in Erie
What Should We Study in HR Research and Why?
What Should We Study in HR

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Organizer: Dana B. Minbaeva, Copenhagen Business School
Organizer: Ingmar Bjorkman, Aalto U.
Presenter: Kristiina Makela, Aalto U.
Presenter: Juha Äkräs, Hintsa Performance
Presenter: Riitta Silvennoinen, Aalto U.
Presenter: Jennie Sumelius, U. of Vaasa
Presenter: Hertta Vuorenmaa, Aalto U. School of Business
Presenter: Lucien Alziari, Prudential Financial, Inc
Presenter: Patrick Wright, U. of South Carolina
Presenter: Eliza Wicher, Groupon
The gap between HR research and practice has been acknowledged already for some time (Cohen, 2007), and better communication between HR professionals and academics has been recommended as one potential way of narrowing this gap (Deadrick & Gibson, 2007, 2009). Major ongoing changes in the nature of white-collar work, the increased pace of change as a result of technological progress, and the challenges this poses for HR only serves to amplify the importance of this issue. This PDW draws together top HR researchers and high-level practitioners to pinpoint current, crucial HR challenges that merit research attention in the eyes of both academics and HR professionals.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is August 9, 2018. Details: Lucien Alziari, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Prudential Financial, Inc., will talk about the need for HR to be both intellectually curious and healthy skeptics. Pat Wright, of South Carolina, will discuss the need to expand our knowledge of executive succession processes as they actually occur. Riitta Silvennoinen, VP, Global HR Center of Expertise at Nokia Corporation will provide a practitioner perspective on how digitalization challenges HR. Kristiina Mäkelä and co-authors from Aalto University will discuss the changing nature of white collar work and its implications on HR. Eliza Wicher, People Insights Lead at AbbVie, will elaborate on research collaboration opportunities between academics and practitioners.
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