Thematic Issue on:
"Employer Duty of Care ­ The Role of HRM in Managing Talent in Dangerous
Guest Editors
Lisbeth Claus, Willamette University, USA
 and Yvonne McNulty, Singapore
This thematic issue will focus on duty of care or the obligation of
employers to protect the health, safety, security and well-being of
employees. (See here for the link to EJIM:
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As a result of globalisation, organisations (whether for-profit, non-profit
or governmental) have talent deployed all over the world as locals,
international assignees or business travellers. This exposes the workforce
to greater environmental risks that need to be mitigated and managed.
So far, contributions to the field of Œemployer duty of careš have come
mainly from outside of HR. With this issue, our intention is to integrate
the various interdisciplinary contributions on this topic with the broader
fields of talent management and global mobility.
Papers in this issue will cover the whole spectrum of duty of care issues as
outlined below. We welcome conceptual, empirical (quantitative and
qualitative) and case study research.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
* Employer duty of care from cultural and legal perspectives
* Managing employee risk and uncertainty globally (employee safety,
security, political and medical risks)
* Deploying staff to emerging economies, war zones, disaster areas, and
bottom 60 countries
* Duty of care in international NGOs and government organisations
* Duty of care in contract work and international joint ventures
* Evacuation of international assignees and dependents
* Challenges of managing duty of care for international business travellers
* Employee duty of loyalty and engagement with organisational duty of care
* Moral and ethical duty of care obligations
* Sustainability and duty of care
* Cost-benefit analysis and ROI of organisational duty of care initiatives
* Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently
under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may
only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if
appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright
holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our
information on preparing and submitting articles
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For any queries about this thematic issue, please contact the Guest Editors

Lisbeth Claus: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Yvonne McNulty: [log in to unmask]
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Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 1 October, 2014
Notification to authors: 15 January, 2015
Final versions due: 1 July, 2015

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