|Publication:||South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management|
|Title:||HRM in Bangladesh: Past, Present, and Future|
|Type:||Journal Special Issue|
|Editors:||Monowar Mahmood (KIMEP University), Sudhir Saha (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Mir Mohammed Nurul Absar (Chittagong Independent University)|
|Deadline:||December 31, 2021|
In 2021, Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence with a remarkable achievement of economic graduation from a least developing to a developing country status, and the Wall Street Journal identified the country as the ‘economic bull case’ in the South Asian region (Bird, 2021). As the second-largest economy of South Asia, it has been one of the fastest-growing economies of the world over the past decade, backed by its ready-made garment (RMG) exports, human resources exports, demographic dividend, self-sufficiency in food grains, and stable macroeconomic conditions (The World Bank, 2021). According to the 'World Economic League Table’ published by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London based think tank, the economy of Bangladesh would become the 24th largest in the world by 2033 (“Bangladesh 2nd largest”, 2019). Despite the admirable economic progress, Bangladesh has been struggling with low labour productivity, skill mismatch and shortage, poor workplace safety records, unemployment and underemployment of skilled human resources (Absar,2014). To keep pace with the economic success and to achieve the vision 2041 to become a developed nation, Bangladesh needs to develop and manage its most critical resource – human resources effectively and efficiently (Mahmood & Absar, 2015; Absar, Nimalathasan, & Mahmood, 2012).
The Special Issue of the South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management will focus on the current state and future outlook of HRM practices in Bangladesh. The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for the researchers to examine various aspects of HRM in Bangladesh that might be common to other countries in South Asia or unique to Bangladesh. More specifically, this special issue will focus on the HRM issues, such as,
Potential research topics
To fulfil the purpose of the special issue, the topics of potential contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following subject areas:
Research based on Bangladesh or comparative/multi-country studies on South Asia (as defined in the aims and scope section of SAJHRM website) are welcome.
Submission information and timelines
Submissions to be made through the SAGE Peer Review, a web-based online submission and peer review system: https://peerreview.sagepub.com/sajhrm
We welcome a range of review and conceptual papers, qualitative and quantitative studies, methodological perspectives, interviews/practitioners’ perspectives, essays, commentaries, case studies, and book reviews that provide frameworks for understanding HRM in Bangladesh. All research papers submitted will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process. Authors are encouraged to contactthe guest editorsfor further clarifications and to discussthe aims and scope of their paper. For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/hrm
Please submit enquiries directly to one of the above-mentioned guest editors