Working Group VIII: Public Sector Human Resources Management

Globalization is a process that affects humanity by interconnecting global spaces. As a result, it has major effects on the geography of territories that are characterized by a highly differentiated and unequal integration. Thus, sub-national governments and public organizations face major challenges in their efforts to ensure a good quality of life for citizens.

Human resources constitute the main asset of public organizations. Their crucial importance has been increasing with the development of globalization and other global phenomena, while the internal administrative environments add pressure to the process. Within the difficult current context, as management practices have not always reached the desired level of rigor, relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, new insights in Human Resources Management (HRM) theory and practice can help public organizations to accomplish their goals.

The working group invites paper proposals on human resources management from all over the world. The papers can address the following themes:

  • To what extent can human resources contribute to the adaptation of the public administration to the context of globalization while considering the economic and cultural specificities of its territories?
  • The reasons and challenges of a necessary alignment of the HRM with the strategy of the public administration;
  • What kind of human resources are needed to support these dynamics?
  • What are the alternative approaches for the development of human resources on the territories?
  • The role of training institutions in setting up training programs sensitive to migration, climate change and interculturality issues.

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Dr. Chafika Agueznay

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Administration (ENSA), Morocco


15 February 2018: Abstract submission deadline
28 February 2018: Authors’ notification
1 June 2018: Final paper submission deadline
1 June 2018: Deadline for registration and payment

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