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INBAM joins forces with the Global Labor Organization (GLO)


The Global Labor Organization (GLO) deals with the challenges related to human resources in a global context. There is considerable debate about the benefits of globalization and international collaborations.


The GLO was formed in March 2017 as an international, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental organization that has no institutional position. The GLO functions as an global network and virtual platform for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the general public interested in scientific research and its policy and societal implications on global labor markets, demographic challenges and human resources. These topics are defined broadly to embrace the global diversity of markets, institutions, and policy challenges, covering advanced economies as well as transition and less developed countries.


The GLO aims to establish itself as a leading and global research and policy network on labor, demographics and human resources. It  is supported by individuals as well as organizations with a thematic interest and a strong ambition to contribute to an effective global network and to benefit from it. The GLO Network currently consists of over 1,020 individuals and 31 organizations covering over 103 countries. INBAM and GLO have decided to collaborate.


The Service Industries Journal (published by Taylor & Francis)


The journal has created a collegiate knowledge exchange platform for doctoral students. We aim to provide doctoral candidates and those who have recently been awarded their doctorate (within the last two years since completion) with a publication outlet, given that their research meets quality standards such as originality, innovation and rigor in methodological approach.
This is a ‘cutting edge research in progress’ stream and would welcome paper submissions from PhD (doctorate) students. These papers (methodological or conceptual) can be single or co-authored papers (provided that the PhD student is the lead/first author). Papers will be 4,500-5,000 words including the references. 
The stream editor is Professor Mark N. K. Saunders, University of Birmingham, UK, well-known international expert in research methodologies, co-author (with Philip Lewis and Adrian Thornhill) of Research Methods for Business Students, Harlow: Pearson; latest seventh edition 2016.
Methodological papers will demonstrate an application of a research strategy, data collection technique (s) and/or approach to the investigation of a service industries related topic. Please see the examples of methodological papers below: 
Mehmetoglu, M. and Altinay, L. (2006) 'Examination of grounded theory analysis with an application to hospitality research', International Journal of Hospitality Management, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 12-33
Okumus, F., Altinay, L. and Roper, A. (2007) 'Gaining access for research. Reflections from experience', Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 7-26, January,
Saunders, M. N. K. and Townsend, K. (2016). Reporting and Justifying the Number of Interview Participants in Organization and Workplace Research, British Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12182
Saunders, M. N. K. (2012). Web Versus Mail: The Influence of Survey Distribution Mode on Employees' Response. Field Methods, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 56-73. 
Conceptual papers should be a critical piece discussing and evaluating the current debates (on a topic) in the area of services management.  

Please also note that we have created the processes and systems that would enable us to publish the abstracts of the accepted articles in Mandarin Chinese (as well as in English) to reach out to researchers and practitioners in China and Chinese speaking world.


Professor Levent Altinay

Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 0BP,UK

Editor-in-Chief The Service Industries Journal. Europe Editor For International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 



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