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Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journal.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 4-10 weeks.

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

d). The authors revise paper and pay an Article Processing Charge (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. 11, No. 2, May 2021 issue: Call for papers


IJHRS is calling for submissions to the Vol. 11, No. 2, May 2021 issue. The submission deadline is May 1, 2021. 

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: 2021-02-27 More...

IJHRS: Publication Fees Adjustment Notice (Effective May 1, 2021)

Due to unfavorable USD exchange rate and increasing operation costs, the article processing charge of International Journal of Human Resource Studies will be adjusted from $100.00 USD to $200.00 USD per article, effective from May 1, 2021.

For manuscripts submitted before May 1, 2021, but amounts unpaid before May 15, 2021, new rate will be applied.
Posted: 2021-02-22 More...

IJHRS: Recruitment of Reviewers

Would you like to be a reviewer of International Journal of Human Resource Studies? Welcome you to join us.
Posted: 2020-03-19 More...
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Vol 11, No 1 (2021)

International Journal of Human Resource Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2021

Table of Contents


Aminah Ahmad, Sylvia Nabila Azwa Ambad, Syed Jamal Abdul Nasir Syed Mohd
Pages 1-23
Aisha Sarwar, Usman Maqsood, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba
Pages 24-44
Fernando W.S.K, Jayasekara M.K.V.R, Sumanarathne W.G.G.M.J, Senevirathne H.B.M.C, Pathirana G.Y, Weerarathna R.S
Pages 45-54
Lyndon Garvin Augustine
Pages 55-69
Syafinaz Ruslan, Siti Fatimah Mohamad, Nurul Hanisah Juhari, Muhammad Shahrim Abdul Karim
Pages 70-84
Samirah Merritt-Myrick, David Harris III
Pages 85-115
Hazrina Ghazali, Maisarah Ishak
Pages 116-129
Andreas Dimopoulos, Drimpetas Evaggelos, Kostas Zafiropoulos
Pages 130-145
Suchuan Zhang, Wenzhao Zhang
Pages 146-163
Ridwan Mokhtar, Sylvia Nabila Azwa Ambad, Sharifah Nurafizah Syed Annuar, Nelson Lajuni
Pages 164-178
Mohamed Fares Brini
Pages 179-203
Kwesi Atta Sakyi, Geoffrey K. Mweshi, David Musona, Esnart Mwaba Tayali
Pages 204-249
Pages 250-265
Muhammad Owais, Danish Ahmed Siddiqui
Pages 266-305
Tri Widarmanti, Arif Partono Prasetio, Bachruddin Saleh Luturlean
Pages 306-319
Adam Andani Mohammed, Md. Sayed Uddin, Abdallah Mpawenimana Saidi
Pages 320-335
Peter Ego Ayunku, Rachel Konyefa Dickson
Pages 336-350
Nor Azima Ahmad, Siti Salwa Salim, Fariza Md Sham
Pages 351-365
W M I Udayanganie
Pages 366-373
Chovarda, Maria, Theriou, Georgios
Pages 374-388