7th International HR Conference – K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR)

7th International HR Conference – K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR)

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) is pleased to announce the 7th International HR Conference, to be held on January 30-31, 2020 in Mumbai, India. The Conference is being organized in academic association with California State University, San Bernardino. The theme for our conference is “Leadership in Changing Times”. The two-day conference brings together researchers, academicians, HR experts and corporate professionals to discuss various dimensions of leadership dynamics at the workplace.

SIMSR delighted to share that the conference includes a One Day Workshop on Mixed Method Research to be facilitated by Dr. Burke Jonhson, University of South Alabama, USA. He is an avid researcher and he is a co-author/co-editor of six books, three of which are (a) Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches (2020, 7th ed., Sage) (b) Research Methods, Design, and Analysis (2019, 13th ed., Pearson), and The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry (2015, Oxford University Press). The workshop would focus on imparting insights pertaining to how to carry out mixed-method research.

Another major highlight of the conference is that Dr. Pawan Budhwar, Aston Business School, UK, has agreed to deliver the keynote address. He is a reputed researcher and has published over 115 articles in leading journals and has also written and/or co-edited 20 books. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of OB, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, HRM Journal, and Journal of World Business.

Following journals have partnered with us for publication opportunities:

  1. International Journal of Organizational Analysis (Emerald Publications):   ABDC: “B” category journal has confirmed a Special Issue.
  2. Journal of General Management (Sage Publications): ABDC: “B” category journal has confirmed a Special Issue.
  3. Journal of Indian Business Research (Emerald Publications): Category ‘C’ Journal in the ABDC List and Scopus indexed.
  4. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases (Sage Publications):  UGC approved and Scopus indexed.
  5. Journal of Business Perspectives and Research (Sage Publications): UGC Approved and Scopus indexed.

The details of the conference, publishing opportunities and submission guidelines are available in the conference brochure attached for your reference.



Important Dates:
Conference dates: January 30 – 31, 2020
Conference workshop: January 30, 2020
Last day for submission of extended abstract: September 30, 2019
Notification for selected abstract: October 31, 2019
Early Bird Registration: Before November 30, 2019
Last day for conference registration: December 15, 2019

Registered participants who are interested in submitting their manuscripts for consideration in journal publication attached to the conference are required to submit their full paper before 15th Dec 2019.
For inquiries regarding the submission process please contact us at hrconf.simsr@somaiya.edu