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Special Call for papers on New Frontiers in HR Practices and HR Processes

In Bowen and Ostroff’s (2004) seminal article, they argued that lack of clarity regarding the relationship between HR practices and (employee and organizational) performance was the predominant question of HR research. Consequently, theory and research has begun to study the process by which HR practices are implemented to understand their relationship with performance (see for example, Ostroff & Bowen, 2016; Sanders, Shipton & Gomes, 2014). Bowen and Ostroff (2004) emphasized the need to adopt an HR process approach that considers the implementation of HR by (line) managers and employees’ perceptions and understanding of HR. Since that time, scholars have explored the psychological process by which employees attach meaning to HR. They have sought to understand the role of employee perceptions of the implementation—also known as HR strength—and employee beliefs of organizations’ intentions behind the implementation of HR practices, also known as HR attributions. Despite more attention paid to the HR process research, issues remain on the conceptualization and measurement of these relatively new constructs.

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Frontiers of  Business Research in China (FBR) is a double-blind refereed quarterly journal in business research. FBR offers a multidisciplinary forum for academics, practitioners, and policy makers that focuses on business administration, and encourages interdisciplinary studies and interactions between Chinese and international researchers. FBR publishes original academic and practical research articles that extend, test, or build management theories, as well as contributions to business administration practice, either in the Greater China region or beyond. The Journal also publishes related commentaries and case studies.

FBR invites submissions of high-quality manuscripts in all areas of business administration, without limitations on research methods. Major areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Accounting, Finance, Human resources, International business, Marketing, Management information systems, Operations management, Organizational behavior, and Strategic management.

Editor-in-Chief: Jiye Mao (Renmin University of China, China)

Executive Editor-in-Chief: Ziliang Deng (Renmin University of China, China) 

Consulting Editor: Steven Shuye Wang (Renmin University of China, China) 

Associate Editor: Karin Sanders (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Senior Editor: Lynda Jiwen Song (Renmin University of China, China)


Frontiers of Business Research in China transferred to publishing with SpringerOpen in 2017.​​​​​​​
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