Special events

UOW CIPD Symposium

CCCM was pleased to be associated with hosting the CIPD-UOW Applied Research Symposium in Sydney in May 2023. Partnering with the Sydney Business School UOW, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Centre for Human and Social Capital Research (CHSCR) and the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI), this event brought together experts in management research and practice from the Asia Pacific region for thoughtful and critical conversations.

A diverse group of people sitting listening to a presenter
A diverse group of people sitting listening to a presenter
A diverse group of people sitting listening to a presenter

The Centre for Cross-Cultural Management (CCCM) official launch event

12.30pm-2.30pm, Friday 27th September 2019

 The University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Business officially launched its newest research centre, the Centre for Cross-Cultural Management (CCCM) with a series of launch activities in September and October 2019. The key launch event was on 27 September 2019 in the University Hall Foyer.

To help launch this centre, Distinguished Professor Wayne Cascio, Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado, Denver, delivered the key note speech. While Advisory Committee Board member of CCCM, Professor Mark Learmonth from Durham University was also in attendance. The launch was hosted by Senior Professor Paul Gollan, the Human Resource Management theme leader at CCCM, and he moderated a panel discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities in International Business.

In addition, Professors Cascio and Learmonth met with CCCM and Faculty of Business members for research meetings and conducted a series of seminars throughout the week.


Writing for rejection: How not to write for top-tier journals

12.15-1.15pm Thursday, 26 September 2019 (Wayne Cascio)

In writing for top-tier journals, all of us have experienced rejection. This presentation will focus on mastering several critical features of A*-level research manuscripts. The first is the choice of a topic to write about – what makes it compelling? Second, it’s critical to match the research design to the research questions, then to write an introduction that answers the “So what?” question. After all, you only get one chance to make that first impression. Fourth, we’ll focus on common pitfalls associated with writing a good discussion section. Finally, we’ll discuss my experience as the journal editor/reviewer of top-tier journals on the manuscript review and decision-making process. 

Developing the pipeline: Research strategies that play to our strengths, our interests, and promote academic careers

12.30-1.30pm Monday, 30 September 2019 (Wayne Cascio and Mark Learmonth)

Researchers often face fundamental questions about their personal strategies, such as “Do I develop one pipeline of research projects or more than one?  “How do I get “noticed” or identified as the “go-to” person in a particular area?” “How do I develop research projects characterized by novelty, significance, and actionable insights?” “Where does the balance lie between the number of papers I produce and the quality of the work?” “Is there still a place for research monographs?” “How do I retain a work-life balance given the demands of top-tier research?” “How do I remain faithful to my own values and beliefs during the review process?” This presentation will offer – and seek to start to answer – such probing questions for researchers to consider as they develop short- and long-term plans for their research careers.

Using qualitative methods to target top-tier journals

12.30-1.30pm Tuesday, 1 October 2019 (Mark Learmonth) 

It is sometimes believed that qualitative work is under-appreciated – or even actively denigrated – in the top journals of our discipline. While there is evidence to suggest that this belief may have been (partly) true of some US-based journals in the past, today’s picture – even in the US – is more optimistic; furthermore, top European journals (such as Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies or Organization Studies) have always actively welcomed qualitative work. That said, there are more flexible, complex and paradigm-contingent “rules” for qualitative researchers about how one establishes methodological rigour and credibility in a journal article. This presentation will offer reflections about publishing qualitative work from my 4½ years of experience as a Senior Editor at Organization Studies as well as from my own attempts to publish in top US and European journals over the last 20 years.  

Executive Seminar (UOW Sydney Business School, Circular Quay campus)

5.30-7.00pm Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - Investing in people with data-driven solutions (Wayne Cascio, fee-based)

The demand for accountability in every business function - including HR - has never been greater. In this seminar, executives and senior HR professionals will learn how leading-edge firms assess the financial and other impacts of strategically-focused HR initiatives. They will also explore strategies for communicating data-driven findings to the organisation’s executives, its board of directors, and other stakeholders in order to enable evidence-based strategic decisions that lead to better and more sustainable organisational outcomes.