I am happy to inform the academic community that I have signed a book contract with Routledge (an imprint of Taylor and Francis Group) on “e-HRM: Leveraging Digital Technology to Transform HRM”. The proposed textbook is targeted at 2nd/3rd year undergraduate and graduate students in Business and Management discipline, especially those who wish to major in Human Resource Management. As with other parts of business, technology is having a profound effect on the world of work and management of human resources. Technology is a key enabler for faster, cheaper and better delivery of HR services and in some cases can have a transformational effect. Accordingly, universities around the world tend to offer a course on e-HRM as part of Major in HRM, both at undergraduate and graduate level.

A key differentiating feature of the book is that it marries the best of pure e-HRM approach with an applied focus and pure Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) approach with a systems focus. The chapters will be written by academic scholars and industry practitioners drawn from around the world. All the chapters will have a uniform structure and pay equal attention to theory and practice.

Proposed Table of Contents


Ch. 1: Introduction to e-HRM

Ch. 2: e-HRM, Strategic HRM and Knowledge Management


Ch. 3: System Development Life Cycle Approach

Ch. 4: Technical Project Management

Ch. 5: Leadership & Change Management


Ch. 6: HR Metrics & Analytics

Ch. 7: Cloud Computing

Ch. 8: Social Media


Ch. 9: HR Administration

Ch. 10: e-Recruitment & e-Selection

Ch. 11: e-Performance Management

Ch. 12: e-Learning & Development

Ch. 13: e-Compensation & Benefits


Ch. 14: Strategic Evaluation of e-HRM

Ch. 15: Information Security & Privacy

Ch. 16: Future Directions of e-HRM


I request academic staff teaching in or researching on e-HRM to provide feedback on what they think of the proposed structure and offer suggestions as to how best the proposed textbook can meet the technology related learning and skill needs of HRM students.

Guidelines for Chapter Contributors

·         Each chapter would be around 5,000 to 7,500 words

·         The format, style and content of the chapter should be such that it is academically rigorous but not too dense and practically highly relevant. Peppered with real life scenarios, the chapter should challenge students to think outside the box in harnessing the potential of technology for best in class HR service delivery and at the same time be aware of its limitations and unintended consequences.

·         Each chapter will feature

o   introduction from the editor that seamlessly threads together all chapters

o   screen shots of actual HR Technology products, where applicable

o   Case study, and

o   End of chapter questions

·         Expressions of interest to write chapters are due by 25th February, 2017 but early submission is encouraged. Please indicate which topic from the above Table of Contents your proposed chapter covers. Please provide a brief outline of your proposed chapter and why you believe you are best suited to write the proposed chapter. Please attach your CV.

·         If accepted, the first full draft chapter is due by 1 July, 2017

·         The final chapter incorporating the feedback from the editor is due by 1 September, 2017.

·         The editor is due to submit the final manuscript to the publisher by 1 November, 2017.

·         The publication date of the book is around the middle of 2018.

·         All correspondence should be directed to the editor, Dr. Mohan Thite. Email:  [log in to unmask]

Mohan Thite
Associate Professor 
Founding Editor-in-Chief, South Asian Journal of HRM (ABDC ranked Sage Publication)

Department of Employment Relations & Human Resources

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