Thematic Issue on:

"Employer Duty of Care – The Role of HRM in Managing Talent in Dangerous Locations"


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:


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 ‘employer duty of care’ 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:


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.


For any queries about this thematic issue, please contact the Guest Editors directly:

Lisbeth Claus: [log in to unmask]

Yvonne McNulty: [log in to unmask]


Important Dates


Submission of manuscripts: 1 October, 2014


Notification to authors: 15 January, 2015


Final versions due: 1 July, 2015

    Yvonne McNulty, Ph.D.

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