About IHRM Conference

Dear colleagues,

Over the past few weeks, many of you have been inquiring about the impact of the coronavirus pandemia on the 16th IHRM conference in Paris, France on June 2-5, 2020.

Although the organizing committee has spent months preparing for a very rich and interesting program to host you in Paris, health and safety come above all else. With great sadness, we had to take the very hard but necessary decision to cancel the conference in June. We acknowledge that this decision might be of a great disappointment to you, however, we count on your understanding and support in this time of crisis.

We have a possibility to postpone the conference:

It may be held in Paris on October 28-30, 2020.

For those who are able and willing to attend the conference in October, please send me an email. While, of course,  you can present an updated version of your abstract/paper, we will not start a new submission process.

It is important for us to get an overview about how many participants and papers we can expect in order to take the decision of postponement. Further, as the situation is constantly shifting, we’ll wait till mid July to take the final decision regarding the conference postponement. If the conference is postponed, the deadline for the submission of full papers will be mid September.

I want to thank each and every one of you for submitting your paper and for helping with the review process.

Should the conference to be rescheduled; I will keep you posted.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I wish you all health and safety.



Maral Muratbekova-Touron, Conference Chair


16th International Human Resource Management Conference
June 2-5, 2020


The International Human Resource Management conference is the event where academics in HRM and related fields, as well as HR practitioners from all over the world, meet in a relaxed and friendly environment to participate in knowledge creation and practical application.
From its beginning, IHRM conferences were all about:

  •     Gathering an international and passionate community of HR scholars and practitioners in a stimulating and pleasant environment;
  •     Providing great opportunities to exchange insights and discussions regarding the latest HR topics;
  •     Building international networks and exploring new collaborative projects.

The first International Human Resource Management Conference was held in the late 1980’s. Over the last three decades, IHRM Conferences were held every two years at different locations all around the world such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Ashridge House (United Kingdom), Gold Coast (Australia), San Diego (United States of America), Paderborn (Germany), Limerick (Ireland), Cairns (Australia), Tallinn (Estonia), Santa Fe-New Mexico (United States of America), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Gurgaon (India), Krakow (Poland); Victoria-British Columbia (Canada), and Madrid (Spain).

In 2020, the 16th International Human Resource Management Conference will be held, for the first time, in Paris, France. It will be hosted by the Department of Management at ESCP Europe Business School and it will include a PhD workshop.

We look forward to welcoming you in June 2020!