SMG faculty co-edit the most recent issue of Human Resource Management
Associate Professor Dana Minbaeva and Professor Nicolai Foss (SMG) have co-edited the most recent issue of Human Resource Management (2009, vol.48, issue 4), the leading journal in the HRM field. The title of the special issue is, "HRM and Knowledge Processes", and Minbaeva and Foss have edited the SI with one of the leading thinkers on strategic HRM, Professor Scott Snell, The Darden School at the University of Virginia.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to address the interaction of strategic HRM practices and knowledge processes in firms, such as knowledge sharing, integration and creation. The Special Issue is the result of a three-years work effort. In connection with the Special Issue, SMG hosted two mini-conferences in 2006 and 2008 on the subject of the special issue.
"The Special issue reflects the state-of-the-art discussion in strategic HRM field around knowledge processes. The papers included in the Special Issue make significant contributions to the literature in terms of developing and empirically testing core elements of SHRM theory, integrating and resolving conflicting predictions from different theories (e.g. motivation, social capital, social network theories), and, most importantly, revealed theoretical and methodological challenges associated with empirical research on HRM and knowledge", says Dana Minbaeva. Nicolai Foss adds: "I think the special issue is first and foremost one more manifestation of the fact that the knowledge governance approach that we have developing at SMG is now really making itself felt in the international research context".