CIPM Sri Lanka has organized its 6th International Research Symposium on May 25 and 26 on the theme ‘Glocalization of HRM Practices for Business Resilience’.
Organized by the CIPM Standing Committee on Applied Research and Knowledge Centre under the guidance of CIPM Sri Lanka President Jayantha Amarasinghe, the virtual event is expected to attract over 500 national and international participants. Society of Human Resource Management Washington DC Jr – President Johnny C. Taylor, Monash Business School Professor of HRM and Asia Studies Prof Fang Lee Cooke and Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Senior Lecturer/Consultant Dr A K L Jayawardene will participate as Guest of Honor, Keynote Speaker, and Guest Speaker respectively. Kelaniya University and CIPM Council Member Prof Prasadini Gamage will chair the symposium while E.B. Creasy & Co. PLC Commercial Manager and CIPM Member Dillanjani Weeratunge will be the Symposium Secretary.
“Research helps us to understand, build models and provide practical answers to practical questions affecting employees and HR professionals in work as well as non-work situations. The CIPM International Research Symposium is an initiative to add knowledge and value not only to the HR fraternity and stakeholders in Sri Lanka but also to the regional and worldwide stakeholder population as well,” said CIPM Sri Lanka President Jayantha Amarasinghe.
Amongst the highlights of the symposium will be the pre-symposium workshop conducted by Dr. A K L Jayawardene to enhance the knowledge of the researchers, a panel discussion with industry experts comprising Former Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) Chairman Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Lanka Wall Tiles Managing Director Mahendra Jayasekera, Haycarb Managing Director Rajitha Kariyawasan and Virtusa Vice President Human Resources Chandi H. Dharmaratne, moderated by CIPM Sri Lanka Vice President Ken Vijayakumar, research paper presentations in 10 tracks each chaired by well-experienced academics from renowned state and private universities in Sri Lanka, and an industry case study presentation.
The symposium has planned to publish the proceedings with over 600 pages which will include 60 out of more than 80 research papers, Case and the Journal of HRM Perspectives of CIPM – Case study book with success stories of 5 leading companies.
The CIPM International Research Symposium will be co-partnered by leading local and international education institutes including Horizon Campus (Gold), SLIIT (Silver), Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Management Science University (MSU), Malaysia, University of Salford, Manchester, UK, Open University of Sri Lanka, University of Vavuniya, University of Ruhuna, and the CINEC Campus.