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Strategic Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Orientation in South Asia: Growth imperative for Chinese economy

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management

Guest Editors: Chris Rowley, Sudhanshu Joshi

In last three decades, Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) has started addressing various research issues in supply Chain domain (Schuler and MacMillan, 1984; Lengnick-Hall, Andrade, & Drake, 2009; Noe et al., 2006 ). Corporate culture, HRM polices and Firm’s orientation towards its employees contributes significantly in the formulation of Supply Chain Management Strategy of a firm. (McAfee, Glassman and Honeycutt, 2002).

With the emergence as world leader, Countries like China in last few decades, undergone economic industrial change and upgrading. In this direction, benchmark practices can be attained and sustained by leveraging human resource factor across the Supply Chains (Charles, Gowen and William, 2003; Rowley and Ulrich, 2016).

The present Special issue, Call for papers invites all possible interventions in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Orientation, In context to south Asia. The focus of the Special issue shall growth imperative for Chinese economy.

Given this our Special Issue Research contributions are invited in multi- or cross-disciplinary perspective to investigate role of SHRM in Supply Chain orientation among emerging economies in South Asia. The issues aim to develop indigenous theories, models and case studies of Chinese SHRM towards Supply Chain orientation. Contributions exploring the mechanisms of how Chinese HRM contributed to human capital theories by Rowley and Redding (2012) are particularly welcome.

Due to enhancement in the size and scope of the Supply Chain networks among firms, the role of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) research is not confined to single firm. Every set of partner is now influence with the SHRM decisions and it affects the overall Supply Chain Orientation of the ecosystem.


Potential Topics of Interest (among others) 

We welcome papers within the broadly defined subject theme area from all possible interventions on Supply Chain Orientation in context to:


  • Role of human capital in upgrading
  • Leadership and human capital development
  • Institutional based views of HRM
  • Measurement of human capital
  • Micro foundation of human capital theory embedded in the Chinese context
  • HRM in cross culture contexts
  • Chinese model of HR development
  • HRM based on Chinese philosophy
  • Human capital in the digital age
  • Employee learning and training
  • Creativity and innovative behavior of employees
  • Management of employee knowledge
  • Diversity and gender management
  • Integration of HRM and other functional management
  • Role of technology in HRM
  • Relationship between human capital and entrepreneurship
  • Practice and role of HR practitioners


Deadlines, Submission Guidelines and Editors' Information 

The deadline for submissions is Sept 30, 2018.
For general submission guidelines, see:…

This special edition will be co-edited by Prof. Chris Rowley (Visiting Fellow, kellogg College and University of Oxford, UK) and Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi (Doon University, India.)

Prof. Chris Rowley (Special Issue Editor) 
Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College and University of Oxford, UK.

Professor Emeritus, Human Resource Management, Cass Business School, City, University of London, UK.

Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi (Special Issue Editor)
Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Adjunct Professor, School of Technology

Doon University, 
[email protected]

Phone: +91 99 7410 336


Carter, C. R., & Rogers, D. S. (2008). A framework of sustainable supply chain management: moving toward new theory.
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Charles R. Gowen IIIWilliam J. Tallon, (2003) "Enhancing supply chain practices through human resource management", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 22 Iss: 1, pp.32 – 44

Gowen Iii, C. R., & Tallon, W. J. (2003). Enhancing supply chain practices through human resource management. Journal of Management Development, 22(1), 32-44.

Hefu LiuWeiling KeKwok Kee WeiZhongsheng Hua, (2013) "Effects of supply chain integration and market orientation on firm performance: Evidence from China", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 33 Iss: 3, pp.322 – 346

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McAfee, R. B., Glassman, M., & Honeycutt, E. D. (2002). The effects of culture and human resource management policies on supply chain management strategy. Journal of Business logistics, 23(1), 1-18.

Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2006). Human resource management: Gaining a competitive advantage.




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