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Applied Research Conference sponsors

The Applied Research Conference (ARC) is an annual meeting place for academic researchers and practitioners working in people management, employment policy and related fields. It holds a unique place in bringing together these two communities to hear about cutting edge research in HR and discuss how it can be applied in practice. ARC is an interdisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of aspects of people management, employment, learning and development and organisational development. In all research papers presented, we set out to discuss the practical application of insights to organisational life and labour markets.

The 2018 Applied Research Conference took place 5-6 December at Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University. It comprised keynotes from professors Wendy Loretto, Caroline Lloyd and David Collings, 35 research papers and three workshops. 

We also announced the 2018 winners of the CIPD Professor Ian Beardwell Prize. Congratulations go to Shaun Pichler, Gerard Beenan and Stephen Wood for their paper, ‘Feedback frequency and appraisal reactions: a meta-analytic test of moderators’, which was presented at ARC 2017 and published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management this year. 

Publishing opportunities for papers presented at ARC 2018 are now open: 

  • Short 2-3,000 word papers summarising the research for practitioner and policy audiences, to be published on the CIPD website. 

  • Full papers to be considered for fast-tracked peer review with our partner journals, JOEPP and HRMJ. 

The deadline for both submissions is 28 February 2019. For details please contact CIPD research

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Hear speakers from the CIPD Applied Research Conference 2017 talking about their work.

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