9-11 nov 2022, University of Twente

12th Biennial International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network

The next biennial conference will take place between 9 and 11 November 2022. The conference theme will be “HRM For Resilient Societies: A Call For Actionable Knowledge“.

Read more information below about the conference theme, the timeline with important dates and key-note speakers.

About the conference

Both the economic crisis in mid-2008 and the COVID-19 pandemic made very clear that organizations and societies at all times need to be resilient. The two crises have also challenged HRM scholars in being flexible and resilient, and emphasize how important our research and the knowledge we create can be for the wellbeing of the wider society in which we live and work. After the success of the HRM Conference in Tilburg (2019), we continue the scholarly tradition to explore the contribution of Human Resource Management to Societal Challenges.

The 12th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network will take place on 9-11 November 2022 at the University of Twente (UT) in The Netherlands, with the pHResh doctoral consortium on the 9th of November (please note: the regular conference also starts on Wednesday the 9th!). The Conference is embedded in the UT’s multidisciplinary research tradition, its multifaceted research programmes in People First High Tech systems, and its mission to empower a resilient society through sustainable solutions.

Key-Note Speakers

Timeline for the congress



Registration deadline

October 15th is the deadline for registration for the conference. Please register before this date.



Dutch HRM Conference 2022

The Dutch HRM Conference 2022 takes place from November 9th – 11th at the University of Twente – with the pHResh doctoral consortium at the 9th . Registration is possible from May 1st to October 15th.


The conference will be held at the University of Twente.

Drienerlolaan 5
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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Route and transport


The registration deadline for the conference has passed. Please contact us for more information.


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For an overview of Parallel Session rooms click below.

Session rooms


Wednesday November 9

Time Activity Misc.
8:30 – 13:30 pHResh doctoral consortium (PhDs only)
11:30 – Registration starts
12:00 – 13:30 Welcoming lunch
13:45 – 14:00 Welcome to the conference and opening
14:00 – 15:15 Key-note by Professor Fang Lee Cooke
15:45 – 17:45 Parallel Sessions I

Thursday November 10

Time Activity Misc.
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and continued registrations
9:00 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions II
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions III
12:30 – 13:30 Lunchbreak
13:45 – 15:45 Parallel Sessions IV
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:45 Societal Impact Inspiration
19:00 – 23:00 Conference dinner special guest speaker: Roelof Bleker (Mayor Enschede)

Friday November 11

Time Activity Misc.
8:30 – Coffee
9:00 – 10:15 Key-note by Professor Anne Keegan
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions V
12:45 – 13:45 Lunchbreak
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions VI
16:00 – Closing

The full conference schedule with Tracks, Paper Sessions and Papers can be found here.

Sponsoring and Special Issue

We are happy with the International Journal of Human Resource Management (IJHRM), which is sponsoring the Best Paper Award.

Next to being our main sponsor, the IJHRM is also organising a special issue around the theme of our conference: “HRM for resilient societies: a call for actionable knowledge”. Although the topic of the special issue is linked to the conference, it is open for all scholars, also those who did not take part in the conference. The deadline for submission is the 1st of December 2022.

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