International Journal of Human Resource Studies

International Journal of Human Resource Studies (IJHRS) is an internationally refereed journal published quarterly in February, May, August and November, published by Macrothink Institute, United States in collaboration with Human Resource Management Academic Research Society (HRMARS). The Journal aims to promote the theory and practice of HRM, to provide an international forum for discussion and debate, and to stress the critical importance of people management to a wide range of economic, political and social concerns. IJHRS's focus lies in providing a critical link between high quality academic research and the practical implications for business practice. It has become essential reading for everyone involved in personnel, training and human resource management.

We aim to post articles online within 3 weeks of acceptance. The Journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail. For any questions, please contact:

IJHRS is included in:

Areas include but are not limited to:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Training and Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizational Learning
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • Strategic Management
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Organizational Staffing
  • Employee Relations
  • Professional Development and relevant subjects.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journal.

This journal is published in online version. The online version can be free access and download.




Each paper published in this journal is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

Paper Selection and Publication Process

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee(100USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download. We aim to post articles within 3 weeks of acceptance.



IJHRS: Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2017 issue: Call for papers


IJHRS is calling for submissions to the Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2017 issue. The submission deadline is July 15, 2017. 

Welcome you to submit manuscripts to this journal. Please find the information for authors.

If you have any questions, please contact:

It is appreciated if you could share this information with your colleagues and associates. Thank you.

Posted: 2017-05-30 More...

IJHRS: Restructure the editorial board


The publisher (Macrothink Institute) is planning to restructure the editorial board. The new editorial board will include the positions of editor-in-chief (one person), editors (one to two persons), associate editors (three to ten persons), editorial assistant (one to three persons) and editorial board members. 

If you are interested in becoming one of the editorial team members, we welcome you to join us. Please find the application form and details at and e-mail the completed application form to

Posted: 2017-04-18 More...
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Vol 7, No 2 (2017)

International Journal of Human Resource Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, May 2017

Table of Contents


Muhammad Hafeez, Samra Ashraf, Nabila Kousar, Muhammad Mohsin Rusool
Pages 1-17
Chiung-Li Li, Yi-Chieh Lin, Chienyan Hsieh
Pages 18-40
Paul James Antonellis, Gwendolyn Berry
Pages 41-59
Naila Medhat Al-Hameed, Aktham Abdulmjid Al Sarayreh, Samar S. Al-Tarawneh
Pages 60-77
Christine Agard
Pages 78-121
Arif Partono Prasetio, Tjutju Yuniarsih, Eeng Ahman
Pages 122-135
Mussie T. Tessema, Kubilay Gok, Alex Ngoma, Mengsteab Tesfayohannes, Gerry V. Fernando
Pages 136-154
Neerja Kashive, Vandana Tandon Khanna
Pages 155-174