Law and Business

Call for paper submissions

The School of Business, Australian Catholic University is pleased to formally announce the call for submission of papers, to be presented at the 2015 Symposium in Sydney.

Key information

Submission Deadline: 15 July 2015.

Each submission will be double blind peer reviewed.

Specific guidelines

- The submission comprises an abstract of up to 800 words that includes:
  • Purpose
  • Design/methodology/approach
  • Key findings
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
- All references contained in the abstract must be in Harvard style.
- Times New Roman, Font 11.

Additional information

- Accepted submissions will be published in a Book of Abstracts.
- Co-authored papers should show the affiliations of ALL authors (so that this is captured in the programme and Book of Abstracts).
- Each Symposium attendee must register separately.
- Details on scheduling and further information will be released closer to the date.

Informal enquiries

For any informal enquiries please contact Audry Concisom at

Submit paper here

Paper submissions are encouraged on, but not limited to the following themes and topics:

  • Motivational aspects in the workplace
  • Managing diversity (in all its facets)
  • The Job-life satisfaction interlink
  • Sustainable HRM: Ethical and moral perspectives
  • Sustainable HRM metrics: e.g. well-being, engagement, resource usage, financial metrics
  • Organisational Socialisation
  • Workplace Dignity
  • Determinants of Job Satisfaction (e.g. Personality Traits, Trust, Role Ambiguity, etc.)
  • Workplace expectations and job performance
  • Using HRM for positive environmental outcomes
  • Resolving tensions between financial, human/social and environmental sustainability
  • Understanding Sustainable HRM in different national and industrial contexts
Peer review decisions will be communicated by 7 August 2015. Authors who wish to have their paper considered for publication in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Manpower (IJM) are requested to submit a copy of their full paper by 14 October 2015.