I am glad to inform the academic community that I have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Sage publications to launch the ‘South Asian Journal of HRM’ under my chief editorship. For over one fifth of the world's population, South Asia is the home, making it the ‘most populous as well as the most densely populated geographical region in the world’ and as such, SAJHRM is well positioned to be an authoritative and scholarly source to report on and learn about managing people in this region in an organizational context. The inaugural issue is scheduled for June, 2014 and initially, the journal will feature two issues per year, in June and December. The journal web site will be up and ready to receive manuscripts in the next few months, once the statutory approvals are obtained by the publisher. An Editorial Board of Advisors, consisting of distinguished HR academics and practitioners, is currently being constituted. Aims & Scope of SAJHRM SAJHRM is a peer-reviewed scholarly outlet for publications on HRM in and out of South Asia. It includes countries that are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), namely, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In terms of the discipline focus, all articles broadly focusing on the theory and practice of managing human resources for the benefit of individuals, firms and community at large will be acceptable. In view of the contemporary focus on Strategic HRM, the journal coverage would also include comparative research and other related management disciplines as long as one of the key aims of the manuscript is on harnessing the potential of human capital. Considering the uneven economic development within the South Asian region, the journal encourages potential authors to explore broader implications of their scholarly views and findings on the region as a whole. A distinguishing feature of the journal is its focus on “HR in Practice”. Apart from theory, it will pay significant attention on how HRM is practiced in and out of South Asia. The journal features conceptual and empirical research papers, research notes, interviews, case studies and book reviews. In short, to be considered for publication, a manuscript should broadly focus on managing people in one or more South Asian countries at the firm, regional, national and international levels. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified academics for the following Associate Editorship positions: • Associate Editor – India (Two positions) • Associate Editor – Sri Lanka/Maldives/Nepal/ Bhutan • Associate Editor – Pakistan/ Afghanistan/ Bangladesh • Associate Editor – Book Reviews The position description statement is attached. The due date to submit expressions of interest is 10th June, 2013. Please share the announcement within your network. Dr Mohan Thite Editor-in-Chief, South Asian Journal of HRM Associate Professor in HRM Griffith Business School, Griffith University Brisbane, Australia Email: [log in to unmask] http://www.griffith.edu.au/professional-page/mohan-thite ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.