Evidence-based HRM

Evidence-based HRM

A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship

ISSN: 2049-3983

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Editorial Objectives

Evidence Based HRM (EBHRM) promotes empirical scholarship in the Human Resources (HR) arena and aims to provide an international forum and important reference for the encouragement and dissemination of applied research. The journal is committed to publishing scholarly empirical research articles that have a high impact on the HR field as a whole. To this end, it publishes high quality papers using econometric and statistical methods to fill the gap between conceptual arguments and observed data.

The objective of the journal is to disentangle empirically how talent drives the performance of employees, their organizations and ultimately society as a whole. Evidence-based management of Human Resources thus applies scientific standards of observation, proof and causality to demonstrate how intangible human capital can be identified and shown to add tangible individual, business and societal benefits.  Beyond strengthening empirical insights and advancing a coherent body of knowledge, our editorial policy also encourages referees to assess the practical relevance of contributions for practitioners and policy makers.

EBHRM has an exclusive focus on empirical, evidence-based research into the field of Human Resource Management and emphasizes the importance of applied and statistical methods when analyzing Human Resource Management. It has a broad scope encouraging articles from a wide range of academic disciplines and fields giving it a unique reach across the academic world. The journal also has an international reach within the HR arena publishing research which allows organizations to learn from best practice and benchmark themselves against the performance of international competitors in a global business environment.

Editorial Criteria

EBHRM recognizes that evidence-based management of Human Resources is a multidisciplinary and international endeavor. It therefore welcomes submissions with an empirical focus from areas of human resource management, labor economics, welfare studies, personnel economics, applied psychology, leadership, human resource development, and organizational studies.

The important theme of articles in EBHRM is that they will be evidence-based and focused on important developments in the HR arena.  Manuscripts demonstrate empirical robustness and analytical rigor.  Original research papers, empirical case studies and reviews of the body of empirical research endeavor are encouraged. The journal also includes research notes and conference news.


The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cross-cultural determinants of job motivation
  • International/comparative measurements of well-being in the workplace
  • Organizational Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Evaluating determinants and/or international change in work values
  • Recruitment and retention practices in multinational organizations
  • Promotions, compensation, and productivity in international firms
  • Employee incentives in international/multi-country settings
  • Reward systems in high performance organizations
  • Corporate career rewards for women in developed and developing economies
  • HR issues related to host, home and third country nationals
  • Impact of corporate behavior on expatriation/repatriation
  • Social interactions and social learning in international contexts
  • Cultural, social and ethical issues for international HRM (IHRM)
  • International evidence on psychological contract breach and work performance
  • Possible linkages between IHMR and business strategy
  • Comparative procedural justice and employee turnover
  • International assignment management
  • International evidence on causes of work-related burnout and stress
  • Methodological innovation in the international HR arena 


"A remarkable journal bringing academic research, policy and practice closer together"
Associate Professor Begoña Cueto, Ph.D., University of Oviedo, Spain
"An exciting and timely new journal"
Professor Alan Saks, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada

Recent Special Issues

Motivation in public sector organizations (Volume 2, Issue 1) - Guest Editors: Dr Fabian Homberg, Dr Vurain Tabvuma, Professor Klaus Heine. For more than 20 years public sectors in European countries are under reform agendas inspired by ideas from new public management (NPM). NPM transfers private sector management tools to public sector organizations. However, a common finding across Europe is that those reforms fail to achieve expected benefits. The articles in this special issue make a contribution to bridging the boundaries between public administration and various other disciplines interested in work motivation such as human resource management, organizational behavior, and economics and psychology. 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by

British Library, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting; Economics & Finance; Management; Marketing and Psychology, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ReadCube Discovery, RePEC, Scopus

This journal is ranked by

ABS (UK), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List - B Ranking

Evidence-based HRM is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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