Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business of Michigan State University at your earliest convenience:

Please note there is an international business perspective related to this CFC.

Additional Information:


Bryan Christiansen (PryMarke LLC, USA) 
Dr. Harish C. Chandan (Argosy University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016
Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2016
Submission Date: January 31, 2017


Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance. While there is abundant research on I/O psychology in the extant literature, this publication will incorporate and synthesize the most recent research advancements and discovery into one volume for future research and practical application by the target audiences.


The value of this proposed publication would be to provide business and government executives, researchers, and graduate students of I/O psychology with reference material that could be used in strategic human resource management operations, among other functions such as talent management, international assignments, securityi strategic planning, and international management.

Target Audience

The target audience includes business and government executives, graduate and undergraduate business and psychology students, and scholar-practitioners who need a single source regarding contemporary issues involved in I/O psychology and its place in the modern workforce.

Recommended Topics

Research Methods in I/O Psychology 
Job Analysis and Description 
Performance Appraisal 
Criterion Measurement 
Training and Development 
Workplace Psychology in International Business
Stress and Worker Well-Being 
Work-Family Conflict 
Organizational Theory and Development 
Cross-Cultural Management 
Group Processes and Work Teams 
Job Attitudes 
Corporate Identity 
Legal Issues in Employee Selection 
Organizational Communication 
Human Factors 
Evolution of I/O Psychology 
Cognitive Ability Tests 
Validity and Reliability 
Ethics and Cultural Differences 
Need Theory Hierarchy 
Productivity and Employee Behavior 
Occupational Health 
Organizational Development Theory 
Staffing Decisions 
Employee and Managerial Skills Gaps 
Statistical Methods in I/O Psychology 
Influence, Power, and Office Politics 
Special Issues in I/O Psychology 
Historical Influences in I/O Psychology 
Diversity Management 
Organizational Socialization 
Social Capital 
Sexual Harassment 
Employee Absenteeism 
Employee Turnover 
Job Satisfaction 
Stages of Group Development 
Disciplinary Procedures 
Intergroup or Workplace Conflict 
Research on Organizational Design 
Organizational Culture 
Change Management 
Empirical Research Designs 
Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis 
Computational Modeling 
Language Management 
Method Variance and Bias in I/O Psychology 
Longitudinal Modeling 
Confirmatory Factor Analysis 
Transcultural Research 
Transcultural Competence

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

Phase 1: 
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016
Full chapter Submission: July 31, 2016

Phase 2: 
Review Process: July 31 –September 15, 2016
Review Results to Chapter Authors: September 30, 2016

Phase 3: 
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: October 31, 2016
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors:November 30, 2016
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: December 31, 2016
Final Deadline for Sending Complete Materials to IGI Global: January 31, 2017


Please send all inquiries to Dr. Harish C. Chandan at: [log in to unmask].

Bryan Christiansen
9408 Bellevue Road
Battle Creek, Michigan  49014   USA

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