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South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management

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Human Resource Management

eISSN: 23495790 | ISSN: 23220937 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management (SAJHRM) is a peer-reviewed scholarly outlet for publications on HRM in and out of South Asia. It includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Before submission, please ensure that your paper is related to one of these eight countries.

SAJHRM is the only journal that focuses exclusively on HRM in South Asia. Human capital is at once the biggest asset and challenge for this region, and the journal is uniquely placed to address academic research and practice aspects in HRM. Accordingly, a key aim of the journal is to focus on HR issues, challenges and strategies in the region. We encourage potential authors to explore broader implications of their scholarly views and findings on the region as a whole.

The journal is published twice a year. With over 500 submissions/year, currently, our acceptance rate is about 10 per cent. To have a better chance of acceptance, your paper should address an innovative and contemporary HR topic, be contextualised within South Asia, professionally written and edited. Apart from theory, the journal pays significant attention to how HRM is practiced in and out of South Asia. More than statistically driven, purely organisational behaviour-focused topics, the journal prefers papers that directly address HR policy and practice. The journal features conceptual and empirical research papers, research notes, interviews, case studies and book reviews. We also welcome proposals for special issues. Typically, we complete the initial desk review within 3 weeks, and the first-round peer review within 3 months.

SAJHRM has a distinguished panel of advisory board members, reputed board of peer reviewers and a dedicated editorial team. Professor Dave Ulrich, a well-known HR academic, says ‘I have been privileged to serve on the editorial board of SAJHRM since its inception and I have been honoured to publish here. There are many high-quality academic outlets for innovative ideas, but this journal is clearly emerging as one of them’.

SAJHRM is listed in several journal rankings around the world, including SCOPUS, ABDC and ABS. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management (SAJHRM) is a peer-reviewed scholarly outlet for publications on HRM in and out of South Asia. It includes countries that are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), namely, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. In terms of the discipline focus, all articles broadly focusing on the theory and practice of managing human resources for the benefit of individuals, firms and community at large will be acceptable.

In view of the contemporary focus on Strategic HRM, the journal coverage would also include comparative research and other related management disciplines as long as one of the key aims of the manuscript is on harnessing the potential of human capital. Considering the uneven economic development within the South Asian region, the journal encourages potential authors to explore broader implications of their scholarly views and findings on the region as a whole.

A distinguishing feature of the journal is its focus on “HR in Practice”. Apart from theory, it will pay significant attention on how HRM is practiced in and out of South Asia. The journal features conceptual and empirical research papers, research notes, interviews, case studies and book reviews. In short, to be considered for publication, a manuscript should broadly focus on managing people and contextualised within one or more South Asian countries at the firm, regional, national and international levels.

Founding Editor
Mohan Thite Griffith University, Australia
Pavithra Kailasapathy Professor, HRM, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Associate Editors
Alka Gupta Affiliate, Bernard M. and Ruth R. Bass Center for Leadership Studies, State University of New York, USA
Amlan Haque School of Business and Law, CQUniversity, Sydney, Australia
Shamala Kumar Professor, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Monowar Mahmood Bang College of Business, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Sudhir Saha Professor HRM & OB, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Richa Saxena Associate Professor, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India
Uthpala Senarathne Tennakoon Associate Professor, Human Resources, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Canada
Editorial Advisory Board
Ilan Alon Professor of Strategy and International Marketing, School of Business and Law, University of Agder, Norway
Jyotsna Bhatnagar Chairperson - Post Graduate Program in HR, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India
Anthony P D'Costa Eminent Scholar, Global Studies; Professor, College of Business, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama, US
Md Musharrof Hossain Founder President, Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Management (FBHRO) and Past President, Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management (APFHRM)
Iyanatul Islam Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
Janaka Kumarasinghe Director Kent Ridge HR Consultants, (Past President IPM), Sri Lanka
Santrupt Misra CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group, India
Jamal Nasir President, Pakistan Society for Human Resources Management & Head of Human and Organizational Development, Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Pakistan
Sasmita Palo Tata Institute of Social Sciences,(TISS), Mumbai, India
Sumita Raghuram Pennsylvania State University, USA
T V Rao Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) & Chairman, TV Rao Learning Systems P/L, India
E S Srinivas Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Vasanthi Srinivasan Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Phil Taylor Professor of Work and Employment Studies, Associate Dean International, University of Strathclyde, UK
Dave Ulrich Ross School of Business, University of Michigan & Partner, RBL Group, USA
Adrian Wilkinson Griffith University, Australia & University of Sheffield, UK
Board of Reviewers
Arosha Adikaram University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Upasna A Agarwal National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India
Tanuja Agarwala University of Delhi, India
Ekundayo Akinlade Saint Xavier University, USA
Munira Amidkhonova University of Central Asia, Khorog, Tajikistan
Amitabh Anand SKEMA Business School, France
Sandip Anand XIMB, India
Mayuri Atapattu University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mohammad Azim King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Gary Chaison Clark University, United States
Lakshman Chandrashekhar Florida Atlantic University, USA
Tamgid Chowdhury Associate Professor School of Business and Economics, North South University, Bangladesh
Yunhyung Chung University of Idaho, USA
Gordon Cooke Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Sangita De Department Employment Relations & Human Resources, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Sulakshana De Alwis NSBM Green University, Homagama, Sri Lanka
Rohit Dwivedi Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, India
Tehreem Fatima Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
Dianne P Ford Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Neha Gangwar (GGSIPU) Periyar Management and Computer College, India
Vishal Gupta University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Sami Jabarkhail Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Aman Jain Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, India
Lalatendu Kesari Jena Xavier University Bhubaneswar, India
Rotumba Arachchige Ishanka Chathurani Karunarathne Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Navaneethakrishnan Kengatharan University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Md Asaduzzaman Khan Buckinghamshire New University, Buckinghamshire, UK
Muhammad Burdbar Khan Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, England
Saroj Koul O P Jindal Global University, India
Payal Kumar Professor (OB/HR), BML Munjal University, India
Djamel Eddine Laouisset Nottingham Business School, UK
Monowar Mahmood Bang College of Business, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ashish Malik University of Newcastle, Australia
Laxmikant Manroop Eastern Michigan University, USA
Khasro Miah North South University, Bangladesh
Daisy Mui Hung Mui Hung Kee Universiti Saind Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Zubair Nawaz Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Mousumi Padhi Xavier University, India
Dinithi Padmasiri University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Harold Andrew Patrick Jain (Deemed-To-Be University), Bangalore, India
Snigdha Pattnaik Xavier University Bhubaneswar, India
Subhra Pattnaik Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, India
Murugan Pattusamy University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
J K S Chrisangika Perera Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Balangoda, Sri Lanka
Tracy Porter Cleveland State University, United States
Sunil Kumar Ramdas Jain University, Bangalore, India
Sunita Rani Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India
Srinivasa Rao Professor, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
Mohamed Razi University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Domingo Ribeiro-Soriano University of Valencia, Spain
T T Rajan Selvarajan California State University, East Bay, United States
Aloysius Sequeira National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India
Mohamed M Shamil University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Taimur Sharif ALHOSN University, UAE
Sonal Shree Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India
Samir Shrivastava University of South Australia, Australia
Anupam Singh National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India
Satvir Singh Angelo State University, USA
Shruti Tewari Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India
Nachiketa Tripathi Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
George Tsogas University of Buckingham, UK
Lhawang Ugyel ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Prajya R Vidyarthi University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Veena Vohra Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, (NMIMS), Mumbai, India
Chung-Jen Wang National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Lin Xiu University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
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